National Hounour… a perfect 60th birthday gift for Abike Dabiri-Erewa
In what seems like a perfect 60th birthday gift from Nigeria, the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, was recently conferred with a National Honour, the same day she turned 60.
Abike celebrated the double milestone on her Twitter handle, sharing a picture of herself: “Grateful heart. Hon (Dr) Abike Dabiri Erewa Dabiri-Erewa was one of the over 400 national award recipients who were decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Tuesday.”
President Buhari, in his special birthday message to Dabiri-Erewa, affirms that the renowned journalist, who was elected member of the House of Representatives in 2003, 2007, and 2011, continues to define exemplary leadership with every opportunity, following the trajectory of lifting up others, putting the spotlight on the vulnerable, and giving voice to the voiceless.
The President noted the dedication, diligence, and selflessness that brought Dabiri-Erewa to the limelight as a broadcaster on the NTA Newsline programme, using her trade to give the poor, sick, deprived, and homeless members of society a chance to live better lives by telling their stories to the world.