Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE) is a non-governmental, non-political, non-religious and non-tribal organisation whose membership is drawn from Nigerians living in Europe, estimated at about two million. NIDOE was officially launched in London on 26 October 2002.
The idea for the organisation was conceived following an official visit by the President of Nigeria, HE Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to the United Kingdom in September 2000. The President met a gathering of Nigerians from all over Europe and proposed the idea that Nigerians living in the Diaspora should come together to support national development. He had earlier proposed a similar idea in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to Nigerians living in the Americas.
President Obasanjo’s vision of NIDOE was for an organisation through
which the government and Nigerians in the Diaspora can interact on how
best Nigeria can be assisted in the task of nation building; an organisation
that would be mutually beneficial to Nigeria and Nigerians in the Diaspora.