Talking on the associations 50 years anniversary themed Reconnection: Previous Ties New Methods, its president, Shola Tinubu, stated the affiliation had a serious position to play in strengthening the ties that bind UK and Nigeria.
I consider the ties that bind the UK and Nigeria – friendship, cultural, linguistic, historic connections – will solely get stronger not weaker within the subsequent 50 years and we as an Association has a serious position to play, he stated.
Tinubu listed the associations key goals to embrace encouraging the alternate of tradition and constructing of relationships between Nigeria and Britain; partaking in sponsorship for social causes and basic public good and constructing working relationships with authorities, non-public enterprises and having fun with reputational advantages.
The affiliation can also be eager to put in place an extended-time period marketing strategy for progress and enlargement, in keeping with the just lately developed Carter Constitution, he stated, saying it will embrace enlargement of its membership base and growth of methods to improve funding.
In her speech, commissioner for tourism, arts and tradition, Lagos State, Olufunke Adebolu, suggested the affiliation to construct on the power it had established over 50 years in the past.
One of many outdated members of the affiliation, Bintan Famotimi, who joined the affiliation 32 years in the past, clarified that the membership of the affiliation was not just for Nigerians however different nationals of the Commonwealth.