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On the 21st October 2016 I joined community leaders for a special event held at Brent Civic Centre to celebrate Nigerian Independence Day.

The event was attended by large numbers of Brent residents from the local Nigerian community, as well as special guest Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq, the Minister for Consular Education & Welfare at the UK’s Nigerian High Commission. The celebration included Nigerian drummers, dancing and more.

It was a pleasure to attend this event to mark 56 years of Nigeria’s status as an independent nation. I recently had the opportunity to visit the capital, Abuja, so I know the importance of bilateral working with countries like Nigeria. This event was also a chance to show our heartfelt thanks to the Nigerian community for the immense contribution they make to life here in Brent. In particular, I’d like to commend the work of the Brent Nigerian Community Association and Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi for making the event possible.

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