The House Committee on Diaspora has congratulated the first Nigerian to be appointed Precinct Commander by the New York Police Department, Olufunmilo Obe, and the first siblings to be drafted as Number One picks into two basketball teams in the USA, the Ogunnike sisters, Nneka and Chinneye.
In a statement, the Chairman of the House on Diaspora Committee Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa noted that the three Nigerian women have indeed made Nigeria proud.
The Ogunnike sisters are the second Number One sibling’s draft in the history of any American sport, next to NFL Leyton brothers, making them the first siblings to both be drafted Number One picks in basketball globally, and the second siblings to both be Number One picks in any major sports. Nneka is Number One draft pick to Los Angeles Sparks while Chinneye is Number One draft pick to Connecticut Sun.
They are both graduates of Stanford University and indigenes of Imo State while their mother from Anambra State.
Deputy Inspector Olufunmilo Obe was appointed the Commander of the 28th Precinct in New York City to replace Deputy Inspector Kevin Williams. Deputy Inspector Obe was first appointed to the New York City Police Department in February 1994 and she holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from City College and a Master of Public Administration and Government degree from Marist College.
While wishing them success in their various careers, the House Committee on Diaspora noted that millions of Nigerians are excelling all over the World, and stressed the need for Nigeria to tap into the enormous talents and successes of Nigerians in Diaspora for National development.