Nigeria’s Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Dozie Nwanna has stressed the need for Nigeria Social Clubs in the United Kingdom to form stronger ties with the community in order to forge rewarding and better inter communal relationships.
He specifically mentioned the need to create a forum for the promotion and development of African culture among youths who he claimed are the hope of our present generation.
The Ambassador, who was a special guest of honour at an annual Dance event of a top London social Club said it is through such communal development and relationship that many issues concerning the community could be identified clearly and attended to, for onward solutions.
Ambassador Nwanna was speaking recently at a yearly event organised by Club 87, a frontline Africa’s social Club in London.
He praised the club for its charity activities in United Kingdom, describing them as positive social champions and worthy youth inspiration for our coming generations.
The Ambassador received a roaring applause when he said proudly: “I am particularly happy to be associated with this progressive club. I have seen it grow from strength to strength and I am happy to be one of Club87 Patrons.
Outgoing President of the Club, Mr Osayande Asemota thanked members for giving him the opportunity to serve the club for such a long time adding that without the members demonstrated love, his tenure would have remained uneventful.
He urged the new executive members to give the club the much needed dedication to service so that it would achieve more feat in the new serving year of 2011.
The highlight of the glamorous evening event was the handing out of various awards to out going officers.
Club 87 is a London based exclusive social club and draw membership from the black community especially from Nigerian professionals,
The club, formed in 1987, is committed to charity and the promotion of civic responsibilities among the African professionals, especially, Nigerians in London and the United Kingdom.
The Club’s annual dance and award giving occasion was held at the prestigious Hilton Hotel, Rotherhithe road, in South-East London.
The social gathering attracted many important personalities from the London black community, as well as well- wishers, club members and their wives.
It was a glamorous evening of dance, food, and conviviality among old folks of the club and the Executives.
Other recipients include the outgoing President and his wife, Vice President, Treasurer, Publicity Officer, Social Secretary and Financial Secretary, all received various prestigious awards for their outstanding contribution to the growth of the club.
The occasion witnessed a raffle draw event with various gifs won by many invitees.