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Ambassador Lot Egopija, Outgoing Consul General of Nigeria in New York

Consulate General of Nigeria, New York, holds 11th Town Hall meeting in Cleveland Ohio, Friday, Nov. 17

The Consulate General of Nigeria, New York, United States of America (USA), will be in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, November 17, 2023, for the 11th Edition of its Town Hall Meeting with the Nigerian Community in its coverage area.

Being hosted by the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Americas (NIDOA), North East Ohio Chapter and Nigerian Community in Greater Cleveland (NCGC), the meeting will have the Consul General, Nigerian Consulate, New York, Ambassador Lot Egopija, as Guest Speaker.

The venue of the meeting is the Fatima Family Center, 6600 Lexington Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 and the program will run from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (EST). People can also participate virtually via Zoom Meeting ID: 231 034 5764 and Password: xeRJ9g.

While Nigerian citizens resident in the Cleveland Ohio area, will be expected to turn out enmasse on site, all those in other states in the US covered by the Nigerian Consulate in New York will be able to participate in the crucial meeting virtually.

Major issues affecting nationals are expected to be addressed by Ambassador Egopija and other officials of the Consulate General, especially issues relating to passports and other travel documents in view of the anticipated yuletide travels to and from Nigeria.

Other services being rendered by the Consulate General to make life easier for Nigerians in the US and foreigners with intention to travel to Nigeria will also be explained by the officials who would be available to answer questions from those on site and online.

Newly elected NIDOA North East Ohio Chapter Executive Board will also be introduced to the Consulate’s officials and nationals in the area at the highly anticipated Town Hall meeting.

The New York Consulate General’s Town Hall meetings have grown to be very popular with nationals in the area of coverage for whom it has become an important platform for receiving valuable fresh information about the home government’s policies that affect their lives.

They also see the meetings, which are always uncensored, as opportunity to ask questions about issues of concern to them and receive frank answers to such questions from designated officials.

The initials Town Hall meetings were held at Nigeria House, New York, the seat of the Consulate but the last meeting marked the commencement of taking the parleys to the nationals where they reside. New Jersey was the host of the first meeting outside New York, and Cleveland, Ohio will be next on Friday, November 17.

As expected, consular issues and other related matters within the purview of the Consulate would be addressed by the team from the Consulate in New York.




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