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
2pm to 4pm

Current Executive Board

Our Team

Mr. Bukola Olaoye


Dr. Bartholomew Shepkong

Vice President

Mr. Peter Egwudo


nwaMazi Onyemobi Anyiwo

Financial Secretary

Ms. Sonje Calamese

General Secretary

Mr. Abubakar Ihiezu

Assistant General Secretary

Mr. Olanrewaju Babayemi

Social Secretary

Mr. Maxwell Ohakim

Public Relations Officer

Mr. Gordian Igwilo


Dr. Ben Odita

Former Executives


Mrs. Teresa Edoja


Professor Chris Igodan

National Board Member

Professor Rosaire Ifedi

National Board Member