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 The Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians the organiser of Nigerian Parade in New York has conferred an Excellence Award on Amb Lot Egopija Consul General of Nigeria in New York The award was conferred on Egopija in recognition of his exemplary leadership skills in transforming the consular services at the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award was presented to Egopija by Nigeria s Ambassador to the U S Dr Uzoma Emenike at a dinner to commemorate the 62nd independence anniversary of Nigeria in New York Commenting on the award Mr Yinka Dansalami Chairman Board of Directors OAN said Egopija had done excellently well in improving consular services to Nigerians within the jurisdiction of the Consulate Dansalami said Nigerians witnessed great improvement in Passports issuance collection and other consular services noting that he was always willing to do more Nigerian associations have enjoyed effective collaboration and cooperation with the Consulate under the leadership of Amb Egopija he said Other patriotic members who were honoured for their exemplary service to Nigeria community were Ganiya Abu Yinka Sirayi Kemi Omotade Richard Iyasere Francis James Folashade Ojo Sumonu Osagie and Temi Aregbesola The members got Community Service Award while Dr Titus Okunlola got Donor Award Left The Consul General of Nigeria in New York Amb Lot Egopija the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN Amb Tijjani Muhammad Bande and Nigeria s Ambassador to the U S Dr Uzoma Emenike at a dinner to commemorate the 62nd In his remarks Egopija thanked OAN for supporting the Consulate and for organising the annual Independence Day events to make sure that the image of Nigeria was always projected We are indebted to all Nigerians we are called to work for you and you have made our work easier in the sense that we now understand ourselves I also want to thank the Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri who sponsored a Nigerian musician Timi Dakolo to perform at the carnival he said 2 President of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigeria OAN Mr Solomon Bakare speaking at a dinner to commemorate the 62nd independence anniversary of Nigeria Also speaking President of OAN Solomon Bakare commended Egopija for working tirelessly to provide needed services for Nigerians in the U S Established in 1989 Bakare said OAN would not relent in its efforts to address the needs of Nigerians in Diaspora OAN was established at a time Nigeria and Nigerians were suffering from prejudice and from negative stereotypes in the America media We have used the parade to show to the world that we are productive members of this community he said Bakare however called for financial support from Nigerians to continue to finance the parade which has been an annual event in New York for more than 30 years In his remarks Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN Amb Tijjani Muhammad Bande commended the OAN for bringing Nigerians together through the events I commend you for your efforts especially for targeting the younger generation and also for your contributions to your homeland he said Emenike also joined Muhammad Bande to commend OAN saying what you are doing is very important you are connecting our generation and future generation back home She urged parents in Diaspora to take their children home regularly for them to appreciate their root It is important for you to be self assured as individuals we all have different destinies so recongnise what is your pleasure in life and go after it the envoy said NewsSourceCredit NAN
Independence: OAN honours Nigerian envoy, 9 others in New York

Nigerian Parade in New

The Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians, the organiser of Nigerian Parade in New York, has conferred an Excellence Award on Amb. Lot Egopija, Consul General of Nigeria in New York.

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Consulate General of Nigeria in New York

The award was conferred on Egopija in recognition of his exemplary leadership skills in transforming the consular services at the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York.

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News Agency of Nigeria

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award was presented to Egopija by Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.

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S., Dr Uzoma Emenike at a dinner to commemorate the 62nd independence anniversary of Nigeria in New York.

Yinka Dansalami

Commenting on the award, Mr Yinka Dansalami, Chairman Board of Directors, OAN, said Egopija had done excellently well in improving consular services to Nigerians within the jurisdiction of the Consulate.

Dansalami said Nigerians witnessed great improvement in Passports issuance, collection, and other consular services, noting that he was always willing to do more.

“Nigerian associations have enjoyed effective collaboration and cooperation with the Consulate under the leadership of Amb. Egopija,’’ he said.

Ganiya Abu

Other patriotic members who were honoured for their exemplary service to Nigeria community were Ganiya Abu, Yinka Sirayi, Kemi Omotade, Richard Iyasere, Francis James, Folashade Ojo, Sumonu Osagie and Temi Aregbesola.

Community Service Award

The members got Community Service Award while Dr Titus Okunlola got Donor Award.

Consul-General of Nigeria in New York

(Left) The Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija; the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.

S., Dr Uzoma Emenike at a dinner to commemorate the 62nd 
 

Independence Day

In his remarks, Egopija thanked OAN for supporting the Consulate and for organising the annual Independence Day events, to make sure that the image of Nigeria was always projected.

“We are indebted to all Nigerians; we are called to work for you, and you have made our work easier in the sense that we now understand ourselves.

State Governor

“I also want to thank the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, who sponsored a Nigerian musician-Timi Dakolo- to perform at the carnival,’’ he said.

President of the Organisation

2. President of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigeria (OAN), Mr Solomon Bakare speaking at a dinner to commemorate the 62nd independence anniversary of Nigeria. 

President of OAN

Also speaking, President of OAN, Solomon Bakare commended Egopija for working tirelessly to provide needed services for Nigerians in the U.

S.

Nigerians in Diaspora

Established in 1989, Bakare said OAN would not relent in its efforts to address the needs of Nigerians in Diaspora.

Nigeria and Nigerians

“OAN was established at a time Nigeria and Nigerians were suffering from prejudice and from negative stereotypes in the America media.

“We have used the parade to show to the world that we are productive members of this community,’’ he said.

New York

Bakare, however, called for financial support from Nigerians to continue to finance the parade, which has been an annual event in New York for more than 30 years.

Permanent Representative of Nigeria

In his remarks, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, commended the OAN for bringing Nigerians together through the events.

“I commend you for your efforts, especially for targeting the younger generation and also for your contributions to your homeland,’’ he said.

Emenike also joined Muhammad-Bande to commend OAN, saying “what you are doing is very important; you are connecting our generation and future generation back home.

She urged parents in Diaspora to take their children home regularly for them to appreciate their root.

“It is important for you to be self-assured as individuals; we all have different destinies so recongnise what is your pleasure in life and go after it,’’ the envoy said.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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