To the Glory of God Almighty, I was re-elected as the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization of Continental Europe on the 10th Nov. 2018 in Vienna, Austria. With my re-election, I become the first ever in the 17 years history of the Organization to be overwhelming returned for a second term to continue the oversight and coordination functions of NIDOE in over 20 European countries.
This is also in addition to a very successful NIDO Europe Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Nigerian Global Diaspora Investment Summit Follow-Up (Nov. 8-10 2018 in Vienna, Austria). Appreciation to the NIDOE General Assembly for this privilege to serve this esteem organization for the second term. Great compliments to NIDOE Austria for a perfect organization.
My sincere appreciations to the electoral committee, the Chair, members and Exco of NIDOE Germany, H.E. (Mrs.) Vivian Okeke (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigerian to Austria/Slovakia and Permanent Representative to the United Nation Office Vienna), Hon. Rita Orji (Chairman The House Committee on Diaspora Matters), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa (SSA to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs), Mr Mickel Edwerd (Section Head & Programme manager for Nigeria, Division for Africa, Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA), Prof. Abdulrazak Shaukat (Director, Division for Africa, Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA), Prof Mallam Simon Pesco (Chairman/DG, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission), Prof Dim Lawrence (DG, Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority), H.E. Ambassador Abdul Bin Rimdap (Fr. Nigeria Ambasador to Austria & Germany), Ambassador Norman (Deputy Head of Mission Nigerian Embassy Russia, Minster Basil Maduka (Nigeria High Commission UK), Hon. Collins Nweke (Fr. NIDO Europe BOT Chair), Dr. Alistair Soyode (Presidential candidate YES Party and Fr. NIDOE BOT Chair) and others too many to be mentioned.
I thank my one and only 5 and 6 cousin Fiona Ngozi-Ogbo Akono, members of the CEC & BOT, my mentors, Family and Friends who accompanied me prayerfully. I thank Tanja, Fabian and Nelly for their love and patience with me. I congratulate my VC and all the elected Exco members. Thank you all
HON KENNETH GBANDI