About Us

Our History

Established in 2000, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) in the Americas is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. that draws resources from the synergy of all Nigerian Professionals in the Diaspora, to instill ethical consciousness and civic responsibility that will enhance the socio-economic advancement of Nigerians and humanity in general.

NIDOA is recognized by the Nigerian government as the umbrella organization for all Nigerians in the Americas and Caribbean including their community based organizations. In 2005, NIDO established an official charitable arm for the organization.

NIDOA Ohio is registered as a 501(c)3 organization, and is currently focusing on: professional networking, social advocacy, womens’ development, education, healthcare, technological and economic empowerment, as well as skills and cultural exchange projects.


Meeting Times

Third Saturday of every month
Karl Road Library
4pm to 6pm

Current Executive Board

Our Team

Mr. Bukola Olaoye


Ms. Sonje Calamese

Vice President

nwaMazi Onyemobi Anyiwo

Financial Secretary

Mr. Peter Egwudo


Mr. Abubakar Ihiezu

Assistant General Secretary

Mr. Olanrewaju Babayemi

Social Secretary

Ms. Olubunmi Adekanbi

Public Relations Officer

Mr. Gordian Igwilo


Dr. Ben Odita

Former Executives


Dr. Bartholomew Shepkong

Current NIDO USA Chairman

Mrs. Teresa Edoja

Former President

Mr. Anthony Udeagbala

Former President

Professor Chris Igodan

Former National Board Member

Professor Rosaire Ifedi

Former National Board Member