By Charles Igwe
In a significant development for the 10th Senate, Senator Dr. Victor Umeh OFR, representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, has taken on the role of Chairman for the Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). As the Senate gears up to address critical legislative matters, this appointment underscores Senator Umeh’s commitment to serving his constituents and the nation at large.
With his impressive track record and wealth of knowledge, Senator Victor Umeh is poised to steer the Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organizations toward impactful decision-making and policy formulation. His mandate includes championing the interests of Nigerian citizens living abroad, fostering deeper engagement and collaboration with the Diaspora Community, and advocating for policies that safeguard the rights and welfare of expatriates.
At the core of Senator Umeh’s responsibilities is facilitating effective communication between the government and overseas citizens, addressing the concerns of those living abroad, and providing support to the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM). This committee’s purview is crucial given the significant presence of the Igbo community, predominantly from the South East, within the global Diaspora Communities.
Senator Umeh’s appointment signifies not only his dedication to public service but also his ability to maintain a strong reputation in the Senate. As he assumes this leadership position, his constituents and the Nigerian populace at large can anticipate proactive and effective representation, ensuring that the interests of citizens living abroad remain a focal point in legislative discussions.
The Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organizations, under Senator Umeh’s stewardship, is set to play a pivotal role in shaping policies and initiatives that affect expatriates and NGOs. As he embarks on this significant responsibility, Senator Victor Umeh’s track record and commitment to public service position him to make a lasting impact on the legislative landscape.