The newly elected National Executive Council of Nigerian Union South Africa was officially inaugurated in a ceremony that attracts Nigeria finest in different walks of life in South Africa. The High commissioner who was unavoidably absent due to special assignment in Cape Town was represented by the Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Zachariah Ifu and Mrs. Chendo, the Minister in charge of Consular Matters at the high commission. Mr. Ahmed Nayaya, the head of Chancery at the Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, represented the Hon. Consul General at the ceremony that lasted for 4 hours. Leaders of various organizations, too business tycoons, medical doctors, academics and friends of Nigerians Grace the occasion.
The immediate past President of NUSA, Hon. Ikechukwu Anyene, was honored with GrandPatron of the order of the Union. Some others notable Nigerians in South Africa were honoured with Patrons of the order of the Union as enshrined in NUSA Constitution.

Some of them are Prof. Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf, Dr. Benson Okoli, Hon. Ezeayom N Emeka, Dr. Sola Irinoye, Dr. Babarinde Ilori, Dr. Okanlomo Sina, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Chukwuma, HRH Frank Obiezuo, HRH Anayo Igwilo, Chief Benson Nwaogwugwu, Chief Andy Okenwa, HRH Anayo Ahionye, Chief Charles Iguwa and others.

During the ceremony, the programmes of the union were also launched. Some of the programmes were National help Desk, National Legal Desk, Hotlines, Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Programme among others.
The President of Nigerian Union South Africa in his speech stress the importance of peace and unity among Nigerians in South Africa.

He said “unity of purpose is the key to every sustainable development and continuous progress” and that “unity can only be achieved in a peaceful environment. He also stressed the importance of using the legal mechanism of the host country. The National Legal Adviser of the union added that the legal assistance will be done on pro-bono. Some ﹰNigerians have decided to made available fund for any disbursements.

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