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Odibo Beeki-Uwaifo Odidi, others named members of Edo Diaspora Agency committee


Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has named the President of Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Dr. Johnson Odibo, ambassador of the African Bar Association for East, Central and Southern Africa, Adesuwa Matthew Beeki-Uwaifo and Chief Executive Officer of Intellipharmaceutics International Inc., Prof. Isa Odidi, among members of the committee for the establishment of the state Diaspora Agency.

The governor had on had, on August 5, 2021, named the state Head of Service (HoS), Anthony Okungbowa as Chairman of eight-man steering committee for the setting up of the Diaspora Agency and Isaac Ebewele as secretary, among others.

Odibo, with over 28 years of cross-industry experience in Consulting, IT/Telecom and Finance in Switzerland is currently a senior consultant at Itau Private Bank in Zurich. He has travelled and executed projects in Central and Latin America, UAE, Europe, Switzerland and Africa.


Odidi, who trained at Harvard University, University of London, University of Toronto and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria is an innovator who co-founded Intellipharmaceutical International Inc., which had been listed and trading on the USA and Canada stock exchanges.

Beeki-Uwaifo, a diplomat and major entrepreneur with several years of experience in the agro-allied industry, was president of the Nigerians in Zimbabwe; president of the Nigerians in Tanzania and member, National Security Council for Neighbourhood Watch in Tanzania.

Irabor, a broadcaster, advertising practitioner, communications consultant and toastmaster is a trained media trainer with the Radio Deutsche Weller (Voice of Germany) Koln, Germany.

He was Chairman, Nigeria Arts and Culture Directory Project, the African Regional Summit on Visual Arts (ARESUVA) and currently Chairman, Soni Irabor Institute of Media and Communications, which specializes in media and speech training. He is also the chairman of Community Life Project (CLP).

The committee is expected to complete its assignment within 30 days and submit its report to the Edo State Government.


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