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  •  USAfrica Trade and Business Network Inc a U S based non profit organisation has showcased some commodities from Nigeria to facilitate import and export opportunities for those products to the international markets The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the Nigerian made products showcased were honey with mixed spices Zobo powder groundnut Tamba finger millet and Acha Fonia among others The 2 day USAfrica Business Expo was organised on the margins of the 77th session of UN General Assembly UNGA 77 to target delegates from Member States The Expo aimed to improve the trade relations between the United States and Africa with the theme Facilitating Export Import Opportunity for U S Africa Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs for Sustainable Development We have strategic partners agencies parastatals and the private sector who help make our work gainful in Nigeria and other countries Executive Director USAfrica Business Expo Mr Gbenga Omotayo told NAN in New York on Friday Some Nigerian MSMEs are selling their products in the U S with our help such as shea butter African black soap handmade beauty amp cosmetic products African print spices etc he said He said that the expo offered enormous leverage for navigation to International markets and an enabling arena where opportunities were created In the same vein he said deals were made and different government bodies engaged for a more thriving U S and Africa bilateral relations and trade cooperation According to him the event was organised on the margins of the UN General Assembly because from research America is the biggest consumer market especially for Africans with export ready products Omotayo said that there were many investment opportunities for Africans to tap into the resources in the United States and vice versa He said but the biggest gap remains the implementation and maximisation of bilateral trade opportunities I realised there were so many significant events where dignitaries such as African diplomats business and political leaders continued to pursue partnerships with the United States come together to talk about policies and global development It was on this backdrop that we decided to hold this event annually within the margins of UNGA as that is the time when all the African Leaders are in the U S creating an avenue to make it more impactful for the regular business owners The expo therefore has been created as an effective platform to help increase the exports of developing countries by aiding African businesses exporters and government agencies in maximising initiatives To maximise initiatives such as African Growth and Opportunity Act AGOA Prosper Africa and African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA and to help find new international markets for export ready products he said The official expressed optimism that the 2022 edition of the Expo would achieve objective of increasing the number of U S and African businesses For over six years he said the organisation had been hosting multiple events at the UN towards connecting organisations and enterprises with new buyers suppliers and investment opportunities Many connections made at these events had led to long term relationships and strategic partnerships this is because we did not want to limit this impact only to the annual business expo In addition to that we create the Export Import Hub a members only hub where we connect buyers and sellers be it for distributorship white labeling or private labeling We also organise training and workshops some of which were our import and prosper and export and prosper workshops Outside the Export Import Hub we network and maintain meaningful relationships with relevant agencies institutions and political and diplomatic leaders he said Omotayo added that the expo was not just for Africans but also for African Americans including the Caribbean He said It attracts high net worth attendees who you could connect with and get started on business deals The likes of potential investors actively seeking opportunities C Suite executives and government officials who can discuss the latest policy and opportunities are present at the Expo He called on business owners to key into the vision of the organisation saying we will help you establish your business es in the international trade space focusing on U S trade relations You should make yourselves available if you want to leverage the opportunities the expo presents as you have the chance to network with relevant individuals in a collaborative environment to improve trade and investment drive NAN reports that the event was organised in collaboration with NYC Office of the Mayor Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative WADHI Renew Our Earth Pacetas marketing Agency Kind Capital Resources KCR Strategic Women and Youth Institute Redberyl Consulting Susa Tours LTD Abuja Other partners were Chamber of Commerce and Industry ACCI Sustainable Development Goals Human Energy Development Innovations HEDi EXIM Export Import Bank of the United States Global Chamber the U S Customs and Border Protection nannew NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNGA 77: USAfrica Business Network showcases Nigeria’s commodities
     USAfrica Trade and Business Network Inc a U S based non profit organisation has showcased some commodities from Nigeria to facilitate import and export opportunities for those products to the international markets The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the Nigerian made products showcased were honey with mixed spices Zobo powder groundnut Tamba finger millet and Acha Fonia among others The 2 day USAfrica Business Expo was organised on the margins of the 77th session of UN General Assembly UNGA 77 to target delegates from Member States The Expo aimed to improve the trade relations between the United States and Africa with the theme Facilitating Export Import Opportunity for U S Africa Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs for Sustainable Development We have strategic partners agencies parastatals and the private sector who help make our work gainful in Nigeria and other countries Executive Director USAfrica Business Expo Mr Gbenga Omotayo told NAN in New York on Friday Some Nigerian MSMEs are selling their products in the U S with our help such as shea butter African black soap handmade beauty amp cosmetic products African print spices etc he said He said that the expo offered enormous leverage for navigation to International markets and an enabling arena where opportunities were created In the same vein he said deals were made and different government bodies engaged for a more thriving U S and Africa bilateral relations and trade cooperation According to him the event was organised on the margins of the UN General Assembly because from research America is the biggest consumer market especially for Africans with export ready products Omotayo said that there were many investment opportunities for Africans to tap into the resources in the United States and vice versa He said but the biggest gap remains the implementation and maximisation of bilateral trade opportunities I realised there were so many significant events where dignitaries such as African diplomats business and political leaders continued to pursue partnerships with the United States come together to talk about policies and global development It was on this backdrop that we decided to hold this event annually within the margins of UNGA as that is the time when all the African Leaders are in the U S creating an avenue to make it more impactful for the regular business owners The expo therefore has been created as an effective platform to help increase the exports of developing countries by aiding African businesses exporters and government agencies in maximising initiatives To maximise initiatives such as African Growth and Opportunity Act AGOA Prosper Africa and African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA and to help find new international markets for export ready products he said The official expressed optimism that the 2022 edition of the Expo would achieve objective of increasing the number of U S and African businesses For over six years he said the organisation had been hosting multiple events at the UN towards connecting organisations and enterprises with new buyers suppliers and investment opportunities Many connections made at these events had led to long term relationships and strategic partnerships this is because we did not want to limit this impact only to the annual business expo In addition to that we create the Export Import Hub a members only hub where we connect buyers and sellers be it for distributorship white labeling or private labeling We also organise training and workshops some of which were our import and prosper and export and prosper workshops Outside the Export Import Hub we network and maintain meaningful relationships with relevant agencies institutions and political and diplomatic leaders he said Omotayo added that the expo was not just for Africans but also for African Americans including the Caribbean He said It attracts high net worth attendees who you could connect with and get started on business deals The likes of potential investors actively seeking opportunities C Suite executives and government officials who can discuss the latest policy and opportunities are present at the Expo He called on business owners to key into the vision of the organisation saying we will help you establish your business es in the international trade space focusing on U S trade relations You should make yourselves available if you want to leverage the opportunities the expo presents as you have the chance to network with relevant individuals in a collaborative environment to improve trade and investment drive NAN reports that the event was organised in collaboration with NYC Office of the Mayor Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative WADHI Renew Our Earth Pacetas marketing Agency Kind Capital Resources KCR Strategic Women and Youth Institute Redberyl Consulting Susa Tours LTD Abuja Other partners were Chamber of Commerce and Industry ACCI Sustainable Development Goals Human Energy Development Innovations HEDi EXIM Export Import Bank of the United States Global Chamber the U S Customs and Border Protection nannew NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNGA 77: USAfrica Business Network showcases Nigeria’s commodities
    Foreign2 months ago

    UNGA 77: USAfrica Business Network showcases Nigeria’s commodities

    USAfrica Trade and Business Network, Inc, a U.

    S.-based non-profit organisation has showcased some commodities from Nigeria to facilitate import and export opportunities for those products to the international markets.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the Nigerian-made products showcased were honey with mixed spices, Zobo powder groundnut, Tamba finger millet and Acha Fonia, among others.

    The 2-day USAfrica Business Expo was organised on the margins of the 77th session of UN General Assembly (UNGA 77) to target delegates from Member States.

    The Expo aimed to improve the trade relations between the United States and Africa with the theme, “Facilitating Export-Import Opportunity for U.

    S.-Africa Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for Sustainable Development.

    ” “We have strategic partners, agencies, parastatals, and the private sector who help make our work gainful in Nigeria and other countries.

    ,’’ Executive Director, USAfrica Business Expo, Mr Gbenga Omotayo told NAN in New York on Friday.

    “Some Nigerian MSMEs are selling their products in the U.

    S. with our help, such as shea butter, African black soap, handmade beauty & cosmetic products, African print, spices, etc,’’ he said.

    He said that the expo offered enormous leverage for navigation to International markets and an enabling arena where opportunities were created.

    In the same vein, he said, deals were made, and different government bodies engaged for a more thriving U.

    S. and Africa bilateral relations and trade cooperation.

    According to him, the event was organised on the margins of the UN General Assembly, ” because, from research, America is the biggest consumer market, especially for Africans with export-ready products.

    ” Omotayo said that there were many investment opportunities for Africans to tap into the resources in the United States and vice versa.

    He said, ”but, the biggest gap remains the implementation and maximisation of bilateral trade opportunities.

    “I realised there were so many significant events where dignitaries such as African diplomats, business, and political leaders continued to pursue partnerships with the United States come together to talk about policies and global development.

    “It was on this backdrop that we decided to hold this event annually, within the margins of UNGA, as that is the time when all the African Leaders are in the U.

    S, creating an avenue to make it more impactful for the regular business owners.

    “The expo, therefore, has been created as an effective platform to help increase the exports of developing countries by aiding African businesses, exporters, and government agencies in maximising initiatives.

    “To maximise initiatives such as African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Prosper Africa, and African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and to help find new international markets for export-ready products,’’ he said.

    The official expressed optimism that the 2022 edition of the Expo would achieve objective of increasing the number of U.

    S. and African businesses.

    For over six years, he said, the organisation had been hosting multiple events at the UN towards connecting organisations and enterprises with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities.

    “Many connections made at these events had led to long-term relationships and strategic partnerships; this is because, we did not want to limit this impact only to the annual business expo.

    “In addition to that, we create the ‘Export-Import Hub’, a members-only hub where we connect buyers and sellers, be it for distributorship, white labeling, or private labeling.

    “We also organise training and workshops, some of which were our ‘import and prosper’ and ‘export and prosper’ workshops.

    “Outside the Export-Import Hub, we network and maintain meaningful relationships with relevant agencies, institutions, and political and diplomatic leaders,’’ he said.

    Omotayo added that the expo was not just for Africans but also for African Americans, including the Caribbean.

    He said: “‘It attracts high-net-worth attendees who you could connect with and get started on business deals.

    ”The likes of potential investors actively seeking opportunities, C-Suite executives, and government officials who can discuss the latest policy and opportunities are present at the Expo.” He called on business owners to key into the vision of the organisation, saying,” we will help you establish your business(es) in the international trade space, focusing on U.

    S trade relations.

    “You should make yourselves available if you want to leverage the opportunities the expo presents, as you have the chance to network with relevant individuals in a collaborative environment to improve trade and investment drive.

    ’’ NAN reports that the event was organised in collaboration with NYC Office of the Mayor, Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative (WADHI), Renew Our Earth, Pacetas marketing Agency, Kind Capital Resources (KCR), Strategic Women and Youth Institute, Redberyl Consulting, Susa Tours LTD.

    , Abuja.

    Other partners were Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Sustainable Development Goals, Human Energy Development Innovations (HEDi), EXIM (Export-Import) Bank of the United States, Global Chamber, the U.

    S. Customs and Border Protection.

    nannew.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Mrs Esther Eghobamien Mshelia a Nigerian representative on the UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women CEDAW has proposed digital marketing to assist women sell their products Eghobamien Mshelia said this while speaking in New York on Promoting Inclusion and Innovations through Gender Response at a symposium organised as part of the 2022 USAfrica Expo The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that the High Level Symposium was organsied on the margins of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly The gender expert said digital marketing was a gateway to help women adding that she has been doing that by creating an App to help train women to market their products We need commerce facilities so that women could produce quality products that will be imported to other countries she said Eghobamien Mshelia also spoke about the discrimination women faced at work saying that some women experience violence and harassment in their workplaces One of the issues is to promote women in workplaces there is no level playing field between women and men if it comes to accessing business resources Women s constraints are different from men as far as access to market is concerned and women account for 60 per cent of population in workspace but their output is not reflecting in Gross Domestic Products GDP she said Speaking to NAN on the sidelines of the event Mr Gbenga Omotayo Executive Director USAfrica BusinessExpo said the Expo was aimed at targeting investors distributors entrepreneurs businesses political and diplomatic leaders for business opportunities at the ongoing UNGA According to him USAfrica Trade and Business Network Inc a U S based non profit organisation has been connecting organisations and businesses with new buyers supplier and investment opportunities between the U S and Africa He said Our target audience is drawn from across the public and private sectors in trade investment automobile innovation and oil and gas Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs with agricultural products for export or who export their locally manufactured products hugely from the expo The event brings together representatives of government UN agencies and development partners and encourage the exchange of views sharing of experiences There is also settling of common goals and targets in line with 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development particularly those related to health trade and partnerships He said the organisation had been promoting and strengthening trade and investment between the USA and Africa In line with the UN s Sustainable Development Goals This event is a direct response to the UN s call Urgent action is needed to mobilise redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives Long term investments including foreign direct investment are needed in critical sectors especially in developing countries Our event enhances trade agreements and policies between Africa and the United States encouraging an increase in participation towards the fulfillment of the SDGs in 2030 and AU agenda 2063 goals the official said In addition he said focus of the organisation was to help African MSMEs to find U S markets for their export ready products while expanding their distribution networks To do this efficiently we create room for bilateral conversations between people from customs and select compliance officers from different countries Our exhibitors products undergo compliance and standardisation checks to ensure they meet all the requirements needed to sell in retail stores and e commerce sites in the U S facilitating investment opportunities for American and African businesses the official said Through such events he said participants had gained fundamental knowledge and know how on U S Africa export by hearing C level executives and government officials talk about Prosper Africa initiative African Growth and Opportunity Act AGOA Similar they were always told what they needed to know to take advantage of these available opportunities efficiently Quoting CNN reports he said that the diaspora was the secret weapon of Africa We strive to bring their wealth expertise and resources to Africans doing business in the motherland for Africa s growth You know Africans outside Africa want to give back but do not know how to do this This event gives them insight as to how they can do this through connections made with people who attend from Africa the official said NAN reports that the event was organised in collaboration with NYC Office of the Mayor Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative WADHI Renew Our Earth Pacetas marketing Agency Kind Capital Resources KCR Strategic Women and Youth Institute Redberyl Consulting Susa Tours LTD Abuja Other partners were Chamber of Commerce and Industry ACCI Sustainable Development Goals Human Energy Development Innovations HEDi EXIM Export Import Bank of the United States Global Chamber the U S Customs and Border Protection NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria’s UN CEDAW rep. proposes digital marketing to help women
     Mrs Esther Eghobamien Mshelia a Nigerian representative on the UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women CEDAW has proposed digital marketing to assist women sell their products Eghobamien Mshelia said this while speaking in New York on Promoting Inclusion and Innovations through Gender Response at a symposium organised as part of the 2022 USAfrica Expo The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that the High Level Symposium was organsied on the margins of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly The gender expert said digital marketing was a gateway to help women adding that she has been doing that by creating an App to help train women to market their products We need commerce facilities so that women could produce quality products that will be imported to other countries she said Eghobamien Mshelia also spoke about the discrimination women faced at work saying that some women experience violence and harassment in their workplaces One of the issues is to promote women in workplaces there is no level playing field between women and men if it comes to accessing business resources Women s constraints are different from men as far as access to market is concerned and women account for 60 per cent of population in workspace but their output is not reflecting in Gross Domestic Products GDP she said Speaking to NAN on the sidelines of the event Mr Gbenga Omotayo Executive Director USAfrica BusinessExpo said the Expo was aimed at targeting investors distributors entrepreneurs businesses political and diplomatic leaders for business opportunities at the ongoing UNGA According to him USAfrica Trade and Business Network Inc a U S based non profit organisation has been connecting organisations and businesses with new buyers supplier and investment opportunities between the U S and Africa He said Our target audience is drawn from across the public and private sectors in trade investment automobile innovation and oil and gas Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs with agricultural products for export or who export their locally manufactured products hugely from the expo The event brings together representatives of government UN agencies and development partners and encourage the exchange of views sharing of experiences There is also settling of common goals and targets in line with 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development particularly those related to health trade and partnerships He said the organisation had been promoting and strengthening trade and investment between the USA and Africa In line with the UN s Sustainable Development Goals This event is a direct response to the UN s call Urgent action is needed to mobilise redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives Long term investments including foreign direct investment are needed in critical sectors especially in developing countries Our event enhances trade agreements and policies between Africa and the United States encouraging an increase in participation towards the fulfillment of the SDGs in 2030 and AU agenda 2063 goals the official said In addition he said focus of the organisation was to help African MSMEs to find U S markets for their export ready products while expanding their distribution networks To do this efficiently we create room for bilateral conversations between people from customs and select compliance officers from different countries Our exhibitors products undergo compliance and standardisation checks to ensure they meet all the requirements needed to sell in retail stores and e commerce sites in the U S facilitating investment opportunities for American and African businesses the official said Through such events he said participants had gained fundamental knowledge and know how on U S Africa export by hearing C level executives and government officials talk about Prosper Africa initiative African Growth and Opportunity Act AGOA Similar they were always told what they needed to know to take advantage of these available opportunities efficiently Quoting CNN reports he said that the diaspora was the secret weapon of Africa We strive to bring their wealth expertise and resources to Africans doing business in the motherland for Africa s growth You know Africans outside Africa want to give back but do not know how to do this This event gives them insight as to how they can do this through connections made with people who attend from Africa the official said NAN reports that the event was organised in collaboration with NYC Office of the Mayor Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative WADHI Renew Our Earth Pacetas marketing Agency Kind Capital Resources KCR Strategic Women and Youth Institute Redberyl Consulting Susa Tours LTD Abuja Other partners were Chamber of Commerce and Industry ACCI Sustainable Development Goals Human Energy Development Innovations HEDi EXIM Export Import Bank of the United States Global Chamber the U S Customs and Border Protection NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria’s UN CEDAW rep. proposes digital marketing to help women
    Foreign2 months ago

    Nigeria’s UN CEDAW rep. proposes digital marketing to help women

    Mrs Esther Eghobamien-Mshelia, a Nigerian representative on the UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), has proposed digital marketing to assist women sell their products.

    Eghobamien-Mshelia said this while speaking in New York on “Promoting Inclusion and Innovations through Gender Response” at a symposium, organised as part of the 2022 USAfrica Expo.” The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that the High-Level Symposium was organsied on the margins of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

    The gender expert said digital marketing was a gateway to help  women, adding that she has been doing that by creating an App to help train women to market their products.

    “We need commerce facilities so that women could produce quality products that will be imported to other countries,” she said Eghobamien-Mshelia also spoke about the discrimination women faced at work, saying that some women experience violence and harassment in their workplaces.

    “One of the issues is to promote women in workplaces, there is no level playing field between women and men if it comes to accessing business resources.

    “Women’s constraints are different from men as far as access to market is concerned and women account for 60 per cent of population in workspace, but their output is not reflecting in Gross Domestic Products (GDP),.

    ” she said.

    Speaking to NAN on the sidelines of the event, Mr Gbenga Omotayo, Executive Director, USAfrica BusinessExpo, said the Expo, was aimed at targeting investors, distributors, entrepreneurs, businesses, political and diplomatic leaders for business opportunities at the ongoing UNGA.

    According to him, USAfrica Trade and Business Network, Inc, a U.

    S.-based non-profit organisation, has been connecting organisations, and businesses with new buyers, supplier, and investment opportunities between the U.

    S. and Africa.

    He said: ‘Our target audience is drawn from across the public and private sectors in trade, investment, automobile innovation, and oil and gas; Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with agricultural products for export or who export their locally manufactured products hugely from the expo.

    “The event brings together representatives of government, UN agencies and development partners, and encourage the exchange of views, sharing of experiences.

    ”There is also settling of common goals and targets in line with 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly those related to health, trade and partnerships.

    ’’ He said the organisation had been promoting and strengthening trade and investment between the USA and Africa In line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    “This event is a direct response to the UN’s call, “Urgent action is needed to mobilise, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives “Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries”.

    “Our event enhances trade agreements and policies between Africa and the United States, encouraging an increase in participation towards the fulfillment of the SDGs in 2030 and AU agenda 2063 goals,’’ the official said.

    In addition, he said, focus of the organisation was to help African MSMEs to find U.

    S markets for their export-ready products while expanding their distribution networks.

    “To do this efficiently, we create room for bilateral conversations between people from customs and select compliance officers from different countries.

    “Our exhibitors’ products undergo compliance and standardisation checks to ensure they meet all the requirements needed to sell in retail stores and e-commerce sites in the U.

    S., facilitating investment opportunities for American and African businesses,’’ the official said.

    Through such events, he said ,participants had gained fundamental knowledge and know-how on U.

    S-Africa export by hearing C-level executives and government officials talk about Prosper Africa initiative, African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

    Similar, they were always told what they needed to know to take advantage of these available opportunities efficiently.

    Quoting CNN reports, he said that the diaspora was the secret weapon of Africa.

    “We strive to bring their wealth, expertise, and resources to Africans doing business in the motherland for Africa’s growth.

    “You know Africans outside Africa want to give back but do not know how to do this.

    ”This event gives them insight as to how they can do this through connections made with people who attend from Africa,’’ the official said.

    NAN reports that the event was organised in collaboration with NYC Office of the Mayor, Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative (WADHI), Renew Our Earth, Pacetas marketing Agency, Kind Capital Resources (KCR), Strategic Women and Youth Institute, Redberyl Consulting, Susa Tours LTD.

    , Abuja.

    Other partners were Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Sustainable Development Goals, Human Energy Development Innovations (HEDi), EXIM (Export-Import) Bank of the United States, Global Chamber, the U.

    S. Customs and Border Protection.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   By Cecilia Ologunagba More candidates for New York City s Mayoral position have continued to woo members of the Nigerian community in the city calling for their endorsement and support in their quest to win the race The candidates spoke at the second debate organised for the mayoral candidates by Nigeria Forum to hear their views on critical issues that affect the lives of the members of the community The Nigeria Forum is a coalition of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians OAN and the Nigerian American Public Affairs Committee NAPAC a political action committee The Nigerian community has positioned itself as an organised and important voting bloc that has enough weight to provide meaningful support for a candidate whose agenda resonate with it One of the leading candidates at the poll and a former Democratic presidential candidate in 2020 Andrew Yang assured Nigerians of inclusion in his government if elected in the November elections Yang said I will love to have your help in winning this race and in creating a new generation of leadership in New York City I will need your help in very significant ways because my goal is to channel resources to different communities particularly immigrant and undocumented communities I will do everything I can do to include the Nigerian and African communities in my administration directly and I will invest in programmes that are going to benefit your communities very significantly and very directly He said his policies would directly impact the Nigerian and African immigrant communities My goal is to treat your community like our community gets treated and I think that would be a significant upgrade So I would love to have your support and endorsement in transforming the politics of the city The city is not working it s not working for your people and it is not working for my people I m going to make the city work for us he said The mayoral candidate said the city was currently being run in such a way that it benefitted only certain groups much more than others I have a suspicion that the African and the Nigerian communities do not feel like they are on the shortlist of the communities that are benefitting greatly from the way the agency are run right now I was feeling that one reason George Onuora and Christopher Durosinmi Nigerian council election candidates are running is to help change that he said Also speaking another leading candidate in the election Raymond McGuire promised to appoint Nigerians and Africans into his administration if elected as well as provide quality education for immigrants among other things I want the Nigerian community in the room with me as we make decisions I want to make sure that the Nigerian community participates in the economic comeback The African community in total across the continent 54 countries I know them all and I like to make sure they get represented he said The candidate pledged affordable housing by providing 50 000 low cost housing units and 50 000 jobs for immigrants He said I want to make sure that the African community is included and making sure that we get the education and for our elders Let s care about our elders that our elders have a safe and affordable place to live with dignity and services so that is what I specifically focus on for the Nigerian community In his remarks Chairman of NAPAC New York chapter Mr Gbenga Omotayo said that the debate aimed to discover the agenda of each candidate so as help make an informed choice about whose agenda would best support the Nigerian community We believe this election is important and presents a great opportunity for our community to let our voices be heard We believe Nigerians in this city can make who is the Mayor The goal here is to identify and endorse the candidate who can protect our interests Holding this event will be a line of activities include official endorsement financial support media campaign door to door campaign grassroots mobilisation across professional associations and churches It will also involve campaigns to mosques mobilising ethnic associations and others to vote into a bloc for our choice candidate he said According to him the forum will make a recommendation on the candidate to endorse following consultation with the entire community adding Nigerians are known for good stuffs and for doing things the right way The New York City mayoral election is very competitive and strategic due to the city s diverse nature and an annual budget of about 100 billion dollars the largest municipal budget in the U S No fewer than 13 Democratic and two Republican candidates have qualified for the city s 2021 mayoral election following the Democratic and Republican primaries on June 22 2021 and a general election on Nov 2 2021 NAN NAN
    More Mayoral candidates woo eligible Nigerian voters in New York
      By Cecilia Ologunagba More candidates for New York City s Mayoral position have continued to woo members of the Nigerian community in the city calling for their endorsement and support in their quest to win the race The candidates spoke at the second debate organised for the mayoral candidates by Nigeria Forum to hear their views on critical issues that affect the lives of the members of the community The Nigeria Forum is a coalition of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians OAN and the Nigerian American Public Affairs Committee NAPAC a political action committee The Nigerian community has positioned itself as an organised and important voting bloc that has enough weight to provide meaningful support for a candidate whose agenda resonate with it One of the leading candidates at the poll and a former Democratic presidential candidate in 2020 Andrew Yang assured Nigerians of inclusion in his government if elected in the November elections Yang said I will love to have your help in winning this race and in creating a new generation of leadership in New York City I will need your help in very significant ways because my goal is to channel resources to different communities particularly immigrant and undocumented communities I will do everything I can do to include the Nigerian and African communities in my administration directly and I will invest in programmes that are going to benefit your communities very significantly and very directly He said his policies would directly impact the Nigerian and African immigrant communities My goal is to treat your community like our community gets treated and I think that would be a significant upgrade So I would love to have your support and endorsement in transforming the politics of the city The city is not working it s not working for your people and it is not working for my people I m going to make the city work for us he said The mayoral candidate said the city was currently being run in such a way that it benefitted only certain groups much more than others I have a suspicion that the African and the Nigerian communities do not feel like they are on the shortlist of the communities that are benefitting greatly from the way the agency are run right now I was feeling that one reason George Onuora and Christopher Durosinmi Nigerian council election candidates are running is to help change that he said Also speaking another leading candidate in the election Raymond McGuire promised to appoint Nigerians and Africans into his administration if elected as well as provide quality education for immigrants among other things I want the Nigerian community in the room with me as we make decisions I want to make sure that the Nigerian community participates in the economic comeback The African community in total across the continent 54 countries I know them all and I like to make sure they get represented he said The candidate pledged affordable housing by providing 50 000 low cost housing units and 50 000 jobs for immigrants He said I want to make sure that the African community is included and making sure that we get the education and for our elders Let s care about our elders that our elders have a safe and affordable place to live with dignity and services so that is what I specifically focus on for the Nigerian community In his remarks Chairman of NAPAC New York chapter Mr Gbenga Omotayo said that the debate aimed to discover the agenda of each candidate so as help make an informed choice about whose agenda would best support the Nigerian community We believe this election is important and presents a great opportunity for our community to let our voices be heard We believe Nigerians in this city can make who is the Mayor The goal here is to identify and endorse the candidate who can protect our interests Holding this event will be a line of activities include official endorsement financial support media campaign door to door campaign grassroots mobilisation across professional associations and churches It will also involve campaigns to mosques mobilising ethnic associations and others to vote into a bloc for our choice candidate he said According to him the forum will make a recommendation on the candidate to endorse following consultation with the entire community adding Nigerians are known for good stuffs and for doing things the right way The New York City mayoral election is very competitive and strategic due to the city s diverse nature and an annual budget of about 100 billion dollars the largest municipal budget in the U S No fewer than 13 Democratic and two Republican candidates have qualified for the city s 2021 mayoral election following the Democratic and Republican primaries on June 22 2021 and a general election on Nov 2 2021 NAN NAN
    More Mayoral candidates woo eligible Nigerian voters in New York
    Foreign2 years ago

    More Mayoral candidates woo eligible Nigerian voters in New York

     

    By Cecilia Ologunagba

    More candidates for New York City’s Mayoral position have continued to woo members of the Nigerian community in the city, calling for their endorsement and support in their quest to win the race.

    The candidates spoke at the second debate organised for the mayoral candidates by Nigeria Forum to hear their views on critical issues that affect the lives of the members of the  community.

    The Nigeria Forum is a coalition of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN) and the Nigerian-American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC), a political action committee.

    The Nigerian community has positioned itself as an organised and important voting bloc that has enough weight to provide meaningful support for a candidate whose agenda resonate with it.

    One of the leading candidates at the poll and a former Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, Andrew Yang, assured Nigerians of inclusion in his government if elected in the November elections.

    Yang said: “I will love to have your help in winning this race and in creating a new generation of leadership in New York City.

    “I will need your help in very significant ways because my goal is to channel resources to different communities particularly, immigrant and undocumented communities.

    “I will do everything I can do to include the Nigerian and African communities in my administration directly and I will invest in programmes that are going to benefit your communities very significantly and very directly.”

    He said his policies would directly impact the Nigerian and African immigrant communities.

    “My goal is to treat your community like our community gets treated and I think that would be a significant upgrade.

    “So I would love to have your support and endorsement in transforming the politics of the city.

    “The city is not working, it’s not working for your people, and it is not working for my people. I’m going to make the city work for us,” he said.

    The mayoral candidate said the city was currently being run in such a way that it benefitted only certain groups much more than others.

    “I have a suspicion that the African and the Nigerian communities do not feel like they are on the shortlist of the communities that are benefitting greatly from the way the agency are run right now.

    “I was feeling that one reason George Onuora and Christopher Durosinmi (Nigerian council election candidates) are running is to help change that,” he said.

    Also speaking, another leading candidate in the election, Raymond McGuire, promised to appoint Nigerians and Africans into his administration if elected as well as provide quality education for immigrants, among other things.

    “I want the Nigerian community in the room with me as we make decisions. I want to make sure that the Nigerian community participates in the economic comeback.

    “The African community in total, across the continent, 54 countries I know them all and I like to make sure they get represented,” he said.

    The candidate pledged affordable housing by providing 50,000 low-cost housing units and 50,000 jobs for immigrants.

    He said: “I want to make sure that the African community is included and making sure that we get the education and for our elders.

    “Let’s care about our elders, that our elders have a safe and affordable place to live with dignity and services so that is what I specifically focus on for the Nigerian community.”

     In his remarks, Chairman of NAPAC New York chapter, Mr Gbenga Omotayo, said that the debate aimed to discover the agenda of each candidate so as help make an informed choice about whose agenda would best support the Nigerian community.

    “We believe this election is important and presents a great opportunity for our community to let our voices be heard.

    “We believe Nigerians in this city can make who is the Mayor.

    “The goal here is to identify and endorse the candidate who can protect our interests.

    “Holding this event will be a line of activities include official endorsement, financial support, media campaign, door to door campaign, grassroots mobilisation across professional associations and churches.

    “It will also involve campaigns to mosques, mobilising ethnic associations and others to vote into a bloc for our choice candidate,’’ he said.

    According to him, the forum will make a recommendation on the candidate to endorse, following consultation with the entire community adding, Nigerians are known for good stuffs and for doing things the right way.

    The New York City mayoral election is very competitive and strategic due to the city’s diverse nature and an annual budget of about  100 billion dollars, the largest municipal budget in the U.S.

    No fewer than 13 Democratic and two Republican candidates have qualified for the city’s 2021 mayoral election following the Democratic and Republican primaries on June 22, 2021, and a general election on Nov. 2, 2021. (NAN)

    (NAN)

  •   By Cecilia Ologunagba The Nigerian community in New York City United States on Sunday organised a debate for the mayoral candidates to learn about their views on critical issues impacting on the Nigerian community The debate was convened by The Nigerian Forum a coalition of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians OAN and the Nigerian Americans Public Affairs Committee NAPAC a political action committee The New York City mayoral election is very competitive and strategic due to the city s diverse nature and an annual budget of about US 100 billion the largest municipal budget in the U S No fewer than 13 Democratic and two Republican candidates have qualified for the city s 2021 mayoral election following the Democratic and Republican primaries on June 22 2021 and a general election on November 2 2021 The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that no fewer than three Nigerians are contesting in the city council s elections They are Prof Ranti Ogunleye contesting for Staten Island City 49 Dr George Onuorah contesting for Queens district 21 and Chris Durosinmi contesting for Brooklyn District 37 The Nigerian community is therefore positioning itself as an organised and important voting bloc that has enough weight to pull support for a candidate whose agenda resonates with the community Chairman of NAPAC New York Mr Gbenga Omotayo said that the debate aimed to discover the agenda of each candidate so as help make an informed choice about whose agenda would best support the Nigerian community Omotayo said a lot of issues affects Nigerians in the city adding the candidate whose agenda best addresses the issues would secure the Nigerian community s support We have a vision to make sure that our children get to wherever and whatever level they deserve and desire We are going to use some criteria to determine who we should work with and whoever we go with it by the grace of God is going to be the next New York Mayor When he is there we are going to make demands of him gone are the days when Nigerians were pushed aside We don t want that to happen any longer he said Omotayo also canvassed support for Nigerians contesting for New York City Council positions saying we have our brothers contesting we will support them Similarly Dr Nelson Aluya President of NAPAC canvassed support for Nigerians contesting for elective positions Aluya said New York has a role to play not only for us as Africans or for us as Nigerians but also for us black people We must begin to put our differences aside and come together to achieve result Also speaking Dr Bola Omotosho who moderated the forum said the goal was for Nigerians to hear first hand from the candidates as a voting bloc in New York Omotosho a former Democratic candidate for New York City Council said New York is a melting point of the world and the city is very important to the Nigerian community He added that the forum would afford Nigerians the opportunity to ask questions noting that New York is a very diverse community and whoever becomes its next mayor will inherit a lot of responsibilities The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Eric Adams a leading mayoral candidate in the polls pledged to deliver the prosperity of New York to the Nigerian Community in the city Adams current borough president of Brooklyn said education security and wealth creation as well as health would be top on his agenda noting that he had supported the health sector in Nigeria by establishing a clinic in Lagos The Democratic candidate also pledged to connect Africa with New York through cultural educational and youth exchange programmes NAN NAN
    Nigerians in New York organise debate for Mayoral candidates
      By Cecilia Ologunagba The Nigerian community in New York City United States on Sunday organised a debate for the mayoral candidates to learn about their views on critical issues impacting on the Nigerian community The debate was convened by The Nigerian Forum a coalition of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians OAN and the Nigerian Americans Public Affairs Committee NAPAC a political action committee The New York City mayoral election is very competitive and strategic due to the city s diverse nature and an annual budget of about US 100 billion the largest municipal budget in the U S No fewer than 13 Democratic and two Republican candidates have qualified for the city s 2021 mayoral election following the Democratic and Republican primaries on June 22 2021 and a general election on November 2 2021 The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that no fewer than three Nigerians are contesting in the city council s elections They are Prof Ranti Ogunleye contesting for Staten Island City 49 Dr George Onuorah contesting for Queens district 21 and Chris Durosinmi contesting for Brooklyn District 37 The Nigerian community is therefore positioning itself as an organised and important voting bloc that has enough weight to pull support for a candidate whose agenda resonates with the community Chairman of NAPAC New York Mr Gbenga Omotayo said that the debate aimed to discover the agenda of each candidate so as help make an informed choice about whose agenda would best support the Nigerian community Omotayo said a lot of issues affects Nigerians in the city adding the candidate whose agenda best addresses the issues would secure the Nigerian community s support We have a vision to make sure that our children get to wherever and whatever level they deserve and desire We are going to use some criteria to determine who we should work with and whoever we go with it by the grace of God is going to be the next New York Mayor When he is there we are going to make demands of him gone are the days when Nigerians were pushed aside We don t want that to happen any longer he said Omotayo also canvassed support for Nigerians contesting for New York City Council positions saying we have our brothers contesting we will support them Similarly Dr Nelson Aluya President of NAPAC canvassed support for Nigerians contesting for elective positions Aluya said New York has a role to play not only for us as Africans or for us as Nigerians but also for us black people We must begin to put our differences aside and come together to achieve result Also speaking Dr Bola Omotosho who moderated the forum said the goal was for Nigerians to hear first hand from the candidates as a voting bloc in New York Omotosho a former Democratic candidate for New York City Council said New York is a melting point of the world and the city is very important to the Nigerian community He added that the forum would afford Nigerians the opportunity to ask questions noting that New York is a very diverse community and whoever becomes its next mayor will inherit a lot of responsibilities The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Eric Adams a leading mayoral candidate in the polls pledged to deliver the prosperity of New York to the Nigerian Community in the city Adams current borough president of Brooklyn said education security and wealth creation as well as health would be top on his agenda noting that he had supported the health sector in Nigeria by establishing a clinic in Lagos The Democratic candidate also pledged to connect Africa with New York through cultural educational and youth exchange programmes NAN NAN
    Nigerians in New York organise debate for Mayoral candidates
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    Nigerians in New York organise debate for Mayoral candidates

    By Cecilia Ologunagba

    The Nigerian community in New York City, United States, on Sunday organised a debate for the mayoral candidates to learn about their views on critical issues impacting on the Nigerian community.

    The debate was convened by The Nigerian Forum, a coalition of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN) and the Nigerian-Americans Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC), a political action committee.

    The New York City mayoral election is very competitive and strategic due to the city’s diverse nature and an annual budget of about US$ 100 billion, the largest municipal budget in the U.S.

    No fewer than 13 Democratic and two Republican candidates have qualified for the city’s 2021 mayoral election following the Democratic and Republican primaries on June 22, 2021, and a general election on November 2, 2021.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than three Nigerians are contesting in the city council’s elections.

    They are Prof. Ranti Ogunleye, contesting for Staten Island City 49; Dr George Onuorah, contesting for Queens district 21; and Chris Durosinmi, contesting for Brooklyn District 37.

    The Nigerian community is therefore positioning itself as an organised and important voting bloc that has enough weight to pull support for a candidate whose agenda resonates with the community.

    Chairman of NAPAC New York, Mr Gbenga Omotayo, said that the debate aimed to discover the agenda of each candidate so as help make an informed choice about whose agenda would best support the Nigerian community.

    Omotayo said a lot of issues affects Nigerians in the city, adding the candidate whose agenda best addresses the issues would secure the Nigerian community’s support.

    “We have a vision to make sure that our children get to wherever and whatever level they deserve and desire.

    “We are going to use some criteria to determine who we should work with and whoever we go with it, by the grace of God, is going to be the next New York Mayor.

    “When he is there, we are going to make demands of him; gone are the days when Nigerians were pushed aside. We don’t want that to happen any longer,’’ he said.

    Omotayo also canvassed support for Nigerians contesting for New York City Council positions, saying, “we have our brothers contesting, we will support them”.

    Similarly, Dr Nelson Aluya, President of NAPAC, canvassed support for Nigerians contesting for elective positions.

    Aluya said: “New York has a role to play, not only for us as Africans or for us as Nigerians but also for us black people.

    “We must begin to put our differences aside and come together to achieve result.”

    Also speaking, Dr Bola Omotosho, who moderated the forum, said the goal was for Nigerians to hear first-hand from the candidates as a voting bloc in New York.

    Omotosho, a former Democratic candidate for New York City Council, said “New York is a melting point of the world and the city is very important to the Nigerian community.”

    He added that the forum would afford Nigerians the opportunity to ask questions, noting that “New York is a very diverse community and whoever becomes its next mayor will inherit a lot of responsibilities.”

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Eric Adams, a leading mayoral candidate in the polls, pledged “to deliver the prosperity of New York to the Nigerian Community in the city”.

    Adams, current borough president of Brooklyn, said education, security and wealth creation as well as health would be top on his agenda, noting that he had supported the health sector in Nigeria by establishing a clinic in Lagos.

    The Democratic candidate also pledged to connect Africa with New York through cultural, educational and youth exchange programmes. (NAN)

    (NAN)

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