As the saying goes, you can’t make a change by sitting on your back side (or does it?). The association of Nigerian British Mayors and Councillors have asked that Nigerians at home and in the diaspora make get actively involved in choosing the next leader of the country.
At a meeting with the Nigeria High Commission in London, the Councillors urged Nigerians to do more in terms of getting actively involved in helping make important choices regarding the ruling political class. In an interview with Channels TV in London, the Councillor of London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Mr Emmanuel Obasohan, noted that “taking a backstage has never helped” adding that “it is time for us to be upfront and be proactive” in our daily endeavors.
The Councillor of London Borough of Brent, Mr Michael Adeyeye also noted that though we have been complaining for a long period, he insists that “we can’t continue to be complaining” adding that “you have to join the establishments to make things happen”.
Another Councillor, Pat Nkechi, from Enfield added that “it is very important for Nigerians to show people that Nigeria is not just about kidnappings and fraud which they hear on the television” adding that “there are Nigerians all over the place, particularly in the UK who are very educated and useful”.
For the newbies who are still trying to figure their way about town, Mayor of Lambeth, Ademola Aminu advised Nigerians in the UK to “call the Nigerian Community Centre” highlighting the telephone number and the e-mail address of the centre on a pamphlet, or “call the British-Nigerian Councillors in the UK”.
We tried to find you these information on the respective websites but couldn’t. We’ll however, try to get the contact details stated here as soon as we can.