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NNC were invited to the Nigerian High Commission in London for a special reception held for Nigerian Student Leaders and those who work with them, organised by the Nigerian Student Union UK (NSUUK)and the High Commission.
Opening remarks were made by the Minister/ Head Consular of Education and Welfare, Mr Emmanuel Namah, who encouraged the student leaders to continue to portray a positive Nigeria in diaspora and to focus on the positives of the country despite the various turmoil’s, and how they could impact on Nigeria tomorrow.
The National Universities Commission representative, Gloria Haruna, spoke about how they were working closely to ensure that the educational aspects of Nigerian students is effectively captured and how they plan to capture all Nigerian students in the UK under one platform.
Our Assistant Team Leader, Zainab Adigun, shared the vision of the NNC Students Chapter, informing the audience how NNC aims to provide career support, preparing them for their professional lives.
Onyi Anaydo, award winning Global Leadership Coach, encouraged the students to become leaders of distinction, to make impact and to inspire. To understand that leadership capacity was not in the hands of their parents of even the government, but within themselves.
Yemi Soile, Founder and Head Coordinator of the Nigerian Students Union UK gave a background of why the organisation was formed which was to create a platform for Nigerian students all over the UK to share their ideas and skills towards developing themselves and Nigeria.
A Q&A session followed the talks, providing an opportunity for the students to express their concerns and share ideas with the High Commission as to how they could better support them.
We would like to thank Yemie Soile and the NSUUK team for inviting and recognising NNC at the event. We look forward to working deeper with the Nigerian students in the UK and NSUUK.