Dabiri-Erewa Hails Nigerian-born UK Boxer, Diaspora Bond

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Relations, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated Anthony Joshua, a Nigerian-born and known as Mr. Femi, who recently won the IBF World Heavyweight Champion.
In a statement, Dabiri-Erewa noted that Joshua’s wins reflect hard work, tireless dedication and a brave heart.
She also congratulated the champion on his well-deserved victory and wishing him all the very best in the future.
The British professional boxer, was born to a Nigerian mother and father, spent his early years in Nigeria before returning to the UK.
He is now the current IBF heavyweight champion, who also holds the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.
Joshua is ranked the world’s sixth best heavyweight boxer by The Ring magazine and the second boxer in history to win a professional world heavyweight title doubling as the Olympic champion at the top weight.
Joshua will be defending his title on June 25, 2016.
In another development, Dabiri-Erewa has described the approval of the $300 million Diaspora Bond unanimously supported by the House of Representatives as a good development.
The SSA encouraged all Nigerian patriots in the Diaspora to take advantage of the Diaspora Bond.
Dabiri-Erewa said with five to 10 years maturity and annual dividends between five per cent and eight per cent way more than bank deposit or certificate of deposit, which is within two per cent interest rates, are certainly a plus for patriotic investors.
She noted that the bond will give opportunities to patriots to actively engage in the welfare of their loved country, Nigeria.
According to the Director General of the Debt Management Office, Dr. Abraham Nwankwo: “The bonds are tax-exempted, implying bigger income for the investors; the bonds provide an alternative investment to equities, real estate and bank deposits.
“Bonds can also be used as collateral for borrowing from banks and discount houses, and bonds can be sold either through any of the 21 PDMMs licensed by the DMO or on the floor of the NSE.”

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