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NiDCOM activates trauma counselling support for returnees from war-torn Ukraine

Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer of NiDCOM

*The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has commenced trauma counselling support therapy for the evacuees from Ukraine to the West African country over the young students’ recent war experience resulting from the Russian invasion

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As a practical measure to assist young Nigerian students, most of whom are still traumatised by the war experience in Ukraine, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has commenced trauma counselling support therapy for the returnees in the West African country.

ConsumerConnect reports AbdulRahman Balogun, Spokesperson of NiDCOM, in a blog post Sunday, March 20, 2022, stated: “Are you one of those recently returning from Ukraine?

A cross-section of evacuated Nigerians from war-torn Ukraine upon arrival in Abuja, FCT, recently 

“Are you interested in trauma Counselling Support Therapy for Returnees from Ukraine? If yes, pls click: https://nidcom.gov.ng/returnees-trauma-counseling/

Earlier, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NiDCOM, had advocated the need for post-traumatic therapy for the Ukrainian evacuees.

Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa made this recommendation while playing host to the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Friday, March 18, report said.

She expressed the readiness of the Commission to work with the leadership of ASSP to help in counselling the young Nigerian students.

Dabiri-Erewa also pledged to connect the organisation with other Diaspora bodies worldwide and encouraged everyone to join hands together in matters concerning safety and standards.

Mr. Shehu Kabir, ASSP President, said the organisation was willing to volunteer in reintegrating Nigerian returnees since they also have a department in behavioural and mental health.

Kabir stated the organisation would bringing value to NiDCOM, as the Nigerian resources in the Diaspora could be pulled back.

ConsumerConnect had reported the Federal Government evacuated over 1,000 Nigerians, many of them students, from war-torn Ukraine to Nigeria in the last few weeks.

ASSP is a global association of occupational safety and health professionals, which was founded on March 25, 1911, and has since spread to over 80 countries though the Nigerian Chapter was formed on June 3, 2007.

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