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NIDCOM hails first Nigerian Commissioner in Australia


[files] Abike Dabiri-Erewa

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated Abiola Akinbiyi on her recent appointment as the first Nigerian Community Representative Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission in Australia.

Akinbiyi’s appointment was announced alongside other appointees by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Ros Spence, the Premier of Victoria, of the Australian Labour Party. Each Commissioner is recognised for their skills and life experience championing cultural and religious diversity across Victoria.


In a congratulatory message, the NIDCOM boss said Akinbiyi’s appointment has proved her leadership prowess and passion towards women and youth empowerment. She urged her not to relent in her service to humanity but to remain focused and strive to achieve more in the service of mankind.

Akinbiyi, a community leader and advocate, an award-winning entrepreneur, and also a woman and youth mentor, holds a bachelor’s degree in pure and applied mathematics from Ladoke Akintola University of Science & Technology, Ogbomoso, and also holds a B.Sc in Nursing.

She is also a graduate of African Leadership Development Programme (Leadership Victoria) where she was nominated for Women in Leadership and Entrepreneur of the year 2018 by African Media Australia, winner of 2018 Business and Entrepreneurship (Afro Shine Award) also by African Media Australia.


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