The Nigerians In Diaspora Organization (NIDO) is an initiative of the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo led government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The initiative was prompted by the recognition of the huge reserve of knowledge and expertise resident in Nigerians living outside Nigeria and the contributions they could make to the socio-economic development of their country.

In order to tap these offshore talents and resources, the Nigerian Government in year 2001, through its Embassies and High Commissions around the globe set out to encourage Nigerians in Diaspora to come together under an independent umbrella, to contribute to development efforts in Nigeria.

As at date, NIDO has been established in various countries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.