Newly elected Canuk executive committee pays courtesy call on Nigerian high commissioner

MEMBERS of the newly-sworn-in executive committee of the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) paid their first courtesy call on the acting high commissioner Simon Ogah yesterday at the high commission in London.


At Canuk's annual general meeting (AGM) in London on May 27, delegates elected a new executive committee to serve for a two-year term. Already the new executive committee has hit the ground running, drawing up a series of plans for its tenure in office and yesterday, the team visited the high commission to intimate it with their plans.


When Canuk met last month, engineer, Dr Boma Douglas, was elected chairman of the association. Others elected were Ronke Udofia, first vice chairman; Malcolm Benson, second vice chairman, Jumoke Ariyo, general secretary; Jahmain Sanwoolu, publicity secretary; Sherly Coker, assistant publicity secretary; Flora Njoku, financial secretary; Regina Tockan, treasurer; Henry Okosun, welfare secretary; Agatha Anyiwo, assistant welfare secretary; Ayaba Shodiya, social secretary; Tonye Jackree, assistant social secretary and Juliet Benson, legal adviser.


Yesterday, this team met with the acting high commissioner and the heads of sections at the London mission. Over the coming weeks, the Canuk exco plans to meet with numerous other community bodies as part of a reaching out programme designed to foster unity and to bring more Nigerians under the Canuk umbrella.