Some elected New York officials at the weekend lauded the contributions of the Nigerian community to the development of the city.
They spoke during a farewell party organised by the Nigerian American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC) in honour of the outgoing Consul-General of Nigeria, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen.
Okoyen is proceeding to Cuba as Nigeria’s Ambassador with concurrent accreditation to The Bahamas, Honduras and Nicaragua
In her remarks at the virtual event, the President of Manhattan Borough, Ms Gale Brewer, said that the Nigerian community was a significant part of New York.
Brewer specifically acknowledged the impact of Okoyen in the diplomatic circle, describing him as a symbol of excellence for which Nigerians were known.
New York State senator, Mr Robert Jackson, said Okoyen’s appointment as an ambassador was a promotion well deserved.
“I looked at your background in education and training and I have no doubt that you are going to be a positive aspect of the…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper