Connect with us

Metro

Nigerian envoy in South Africa inaugurates NICASA Board of Trustees

Published

on

Nigerian envoy in South Africa inaugurates NICASA Board of Trustees

Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, Amb. Godwin Adama, has inaugurated the Board of Trustees for Nigerian Citizens Association South Africa (NICASA) on Saturday in Johannesburg.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 29 members of NICASA Board of Trustees, chaired by Chief Chucks Okoye, were drawn from Nigeria’s six geo-political zones.

Inaugurating the body, the Consul General described NICASA as a “child of circumstance” with the unique opportunity to change the narrative and bring focus and hope to Nigerian community in South Africa.

“We must understand that the expectation of Nigerians is very high and you need to build trust and bridges of collaboration to take them to their destination.

“As you embark on the journey of success, remember that success is not a destination, it is a journey.

“You must remain committed to the purpose for the creation of this unique association and not undermine the very essence of its existence,” Adama said.

The Nigerian envoy commended the NICASA leadership for demonstrating resilience and hope in the midst of enormous challenges.

“I would like to remind you that you are the conscience of this association and the epitome of its advancement and sustenance.

“With your weight of experience, integrity and sense of purpose, your advices, wisdom and direction is greatly needed to assist the executive in steering the ship of the association,” Adama told the BOT.

He assured that the Nigerian mission was determined to assist the association in making its work easier.

“We shall continue to do what’s possible within the limits of our funding which appears challenged at the moment,” he said.

NICASA President, Ben Okolie, said that the association would address the need to provide identity to Nigerians living in South Africa.

“The board of trustees will work with the executive to ensure this project is achieved,” he said.

He said that members of NICASA BOT were drawn from various fields of endeavors, including the academia and other corporate establishments.

Members of the NICASA Board of Trustees during the inauguration at Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg on Saturday.

 

“The members of the board are the bulwark of any organization and it’s great shock absorber whose strength the executive will rely on.

“We trust in your capacity to do the Nigerian citizens in South Africa proud in the discharge of your duties,” Okolie said. 

Edited By: Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

Onijala Busayo: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

Apapa will open to traffic in October — LASG Halep to decide on United States Open after Prague event Gov. Fayemi mourns ex-Ekiti lawmaker, Fakiyesi Vettel says Ferrari messed up with nonsensical strategy Ekiti Govt paying lip service to healthcare delivery, say striking doctors Resumption: Academy wants COVID-19 protocol funds released directly to schools Willian confirms exit from Chelsea after 7 years Anglican Bishop urges govts to save SMEs from collapse For Europe’s “super clubs”, UEFA Champions League determines all YYA sues for peace in Ondo Assembly, condoles with Ogun over Kashamu Ilorin communities appeal to Gov. AbdulRazaq over damaged culvert NPFL 2019/2020 season: Rivers United still insisting they finished second, not third Imo Assembly restates commitment to local production through effective legislation CAN President urges FG to overhaul security apparatus  Osun: Police dismiss inspector for allegedly brutalising tailor, causing death Nimet predicts cloudy, thundery weather activities Monday to Wednesday Sanwo-Olu gives hospital’s management 7-day ultimatum to remove trucks, containers FG supports Imo farmers with 20,000 cocoa seedlings, other improved seeds COVID-19: Low attendance, strict compliance greet church re-opening in Lagos Ex-Rep wants Obaseki impeached over alleged breach of constitution NMA charges state branches to uphold values to protect members Unknown assailants kill Gov. Obiano’s aide on security DG APC Governors Forum tasks membership on participation, registration  Banditry: Monarch urges govt. to adopt new strategies Cleric tasks worshipers on COVID-19 guidelines as church services resume Kwara records 7 new cases of COVID-19 Beauty queen pledges to showcase cultural heritage of Northern Nigeria Zamfara agency sensitises communities on World Bank projects maintenance, sustainability Don’t smoke away your babies, Gynaecologist warns PDP BOT Chairman seeks conduct of LG election by INEC Community policing: FCT minister advocates involvement of council chairmen, traditional rulers Former Police boss blames security challenges on corruption, bad governance Southern Kaduna attacks: Coalition tasks locals on credible information to military Delta communities want FG to revive abandoned projects Dabiri-Erewa says Dapo William’s death great loss to Nigeria Rev Okoye urges Nigerians to return to God, shun tribalism, other vices Commission pledges to eradicate illiteracy, poverty in North-East FG, ECOWAS to host biodiversity consultation on environmental protection Journalists Forum uncovers Nigerians in critical situation in Saudi Arabia NOA urges collaboration of traditional leaders in fight against COVID-19 APC in UK pays tributes to late Dapo Williams Ekiti Govt distributes protective materials ahead Monday’s school reopening Kogi govt extends schools’ fumigation to Eastern Senatorial district Buhari mourns UK-based Nigerian, Dapo Williams COVID-19: Mosques in Ekiti ready for reopening – NSCIA COVID-19: Churches in Lagos  reopen, record  low turn out after 20 weeks of lockdown Church re-opening: Cleric wants leaders ensure compliance with COVID-19 guidelines FCTA pledges support to Suleja smart city project Evacuation: 327 Nigerians depart London for Abuja Resumption: Lagos churches comply with COVID-19 guidelines, as worship resumes