It was an eventful day filled with lots of sharing and thought-provoking engagements among chapter executives towards moving the National Association of Nigerian Communities UK (NANC) forward and impacting the community positively, as Aylesbury hosts the Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting on Saturday 8th February 2020, at the prestigious Multicultural Centre, Vale, Aylesbury.
The chief host and Chapter lead, Evangelist Lilian Martins welcomed the community leaders from all over the country and reassured them to feel at home in their deliberations.
NANS President, Mr Olanrewaju Fakunle urged the participants to stay focused on the various needs of their immediate constituencies because this marks out NANC as the association that is in direct touch with the grassroots.
Far-reaching decisions were taken on the preparations to celebrate the 60th Independence anniversary of Nigeria, the need to be worthy representatives of our fatherland was mentioned and everyone present was encouraged not to forget the joint task of building institutions that the next generations can be proud of.
Community elders present were commended for their roles in forming and sustaining the association.
A community health specialist, Mr Itua, who spoke on Diabetes in African communities advised the participants to always eat healthy foods, be active by engaging in measured exercise, rest well and take their prescribed medications.
The next NANC meeting will be on Saturday 9th May at Nigerian Community on Teesside (NICOT). Birmingham is scheduled to host the next CEC in August 2020.
Olawale G. Hassan writes from London.
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