Mayor of Luton Town Receives Ag Nig. High Commissioner To UK

The Mayor of Luton Town His Worship Councillor Yaqub Hanif welcomed the Acting Nigeria High commissioner to the United Kingdom Ambassador C T HEEN to Luton Borough council.

In his words, he said:

“It was a great pleasure to host the High Commissioner at the Luton Borough Council on Friday 8th December 2023. He came in company of the Head of Consular at the Nigeria High Commission, Mr Nduka Okeke and the Head of immigration Mr Adumu Akinola. The team was welcomed to the Luton Borough Council.

“It was a great night of interaction and positive engagement with Lutonians and Nigerians around Bedfordshire, where the Acting High Commissioner pledged a changed Nigeria House in London to all visiting. The positive change he stated has already started few months earlier.

Pastor Wole Daniels of Dayspring Hub Luton set the ball rolling with the opening prayers, while Councillor Babatunde Ajisola did the opening remarks and welcomed every one present to the hallowed LutonTown council chambers.

Mrs Folasade Edokpayi spoke on behalf of the Nigeria Bedfordshire Community and reeled out its achievement in the county in the last few years it was established. She showcased it’s highlights events of the Nigeria Independence day celebrations and business networking that has brought businesses and people together in the last two years.

Pastor Segun Doherty (RCCG Victory Centre For All Nations) spoke on behalf of the Faith groups in the county. On her part, Mrs Olú Asilokun (Abams Food) spoke on behalf the Nigeria Businesses and the Nigeria Students were led by the former two terms university of Bedfordshire student’s Union President, Quadri Yusuf who spoke passionately about the plight of students in the county.

Hon. Tunde Doherty, Chairman APC UK and Chairman Committee of APC Diaspora Chairmen spoke about Nigeria Diaspora organisations and the massive resources at the beck of the Nigerian government if tapped into effectively. Dr Dili Ojukwu chair of the Igbo community in Luton shared the details of his involvement in the community and how he encouraged his members to be part of the last Luton one day carnival which is the largest one day carnival in the whole of Europe.

It was followed by the Ambassadors speech, then the question and answer interactive session which was anchored by Ms Nneka Unogu. It was a lively session, every question was answered in a relaxed atmosphere and every participants was satisfied relating with the officials of the Nigerian House.

He encouraged Nigerian British/British Nigerians and Nigeria Bedfordshire Community to continue to abide by the laws of the land and continue to make Nigeria proud in the county of Bedfordshire.

Mrs Tope Olusoga (Eko Foods & catering) gave the vote of thanks at the end of the programme while Ms Sosanya made sure everyone was well served with refreshments on the day.

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