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All set for Nigerian Consulate, New York’s Remembrance Ceremony for COVID-19 victims

Ambassador Peter Lot Egopija, Consul General, New York

All is set for the Remembrance Ceremony being put together by the Nigerian Consulate General in New York, United States of America (US) to honor the memory of Nigerians within its jurisdiction who died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The program, scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, June 19, 2021, starts at 12:00 PM (EST) and will hold on the 21st Floor of the Nigeria House, 828 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

The hybrid event (onsite and online) can also be accessed via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 2310345764 Passcode: xeRJ9g).

A senior official of the Consulate who confirmed that all arrangements for the Ceremony have been concluded, stressed that as a result of the prevailing COVID-19 protocols in force in New York City, the on-site attendance at the program will be open to a very limited number of people and would be strictly by invitation.

He also reassured that arrangements have been concluded by the Consulate General to ensure that Nigerians who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 receive their vaccinations during the program. A mobile vaccination van will be provided to vaccinate interested Nigerian nationals at the Nigeria House, New York same tomorrow between 12:00 Noon and 4:00 PM (EST.)

As elsewhere, some Nigerians died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic within the jurisdiction of the Nigerian Consulate General in New York, including some medical personnel who heroically battled in the frontlines to contend with the pandemic but succumbed to the virus.

Officials of the Consulate General also fought gallantly to respond to the different needs of Nigerians within their area of coverage during the trying times.

Family members, friends and associates of the victims of the pandemic, officials of the Consulate General, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria from all over the world are expected to be part of the Remembrance Ceremony, both on site and online.

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