Nigerians in Diaspora Organization of Americas (NIDOA), New Jersey chapter, United States of America will continue with its celebration of the 60th Independence Anniversary of the country on Friday, October 16, 2020 with a Zoom Conference.
The Organization had conducted a flag raising ceremony on October 1, 2020, the exact date of the country’s independence anniversary, at Newark City Hall, at which occasion the Newark City Mayor, Ras Baraka , issued an official proclamation to honor Nigeria and its citizens. The Proclamation certificate was received by Dr. Kazeem Bello, the NIDOA President, on behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria.
Mayor Baraka was represented at the event by the Deputy Mayor in charge of International Affairs, Ms Ligia De Freitas, who also presented Distinguished Honorary Awards to four Nigerians – Dr. Kazeem Bello, the NIDOA President, Dr. Anthony Afolo, President, Newark African Commission, Hon. Innocent Okemezie, Vice President, NIDOA and Mrs. Olamide Talabi-Davis.
The colorful flag raising event was attended by a cross-section of Nigerians and well-wishers from other African countries like Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana as well from the Caribbean.
The Zoom Conference on Friday, October 16, 2020, which will hold from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Eastern Time), has as its theme: “Global Human Rights” and will feature panel sessions on “Nigeria @ 60:Road Map for the Future” and “Human Rights and Law Enforcement.”
Other highlights of the Conference will be Town Hall Information on Passport and Visa Services by the Nigerian Consulate, New York and a showcase of Nigerian businesses and professionals.
NIDOA New Jersey has, also, in celebration of the country’s landmark independence anniversary, embarked on some community development work and donation of items in Newark, New Jersey.