The next Nigeria Independence Day Parade Meeting is on Sat. Sept. 12th at the Nigeria House...on 44nd street and 2nd Ave
Again, it is free, self sponsored by individuals like you and I (not government sponsored). And its not only for one group of people or one religious group. It is wide open for all Nigerians and our friends... The only fees you have to pay as your contribution is to attend for free, free, (na freeoooo) and your own opinion, suggestion and participation. Don't stay home and exaggerate that one group of people are controlling the parade or dominating our parade or that money falls into the parade bags from United Nations. So the ultimate challenge is for you as a Nigerian to come to the next meeting at our own Nigerian Consulate House (see address below). Bring your own opinions, suggestions and challenges to the meeting so that we can discuss them as brothers and sisters.
Again, the youths are very much involved. The Youths have their own arrangements to operate on... The (Parade) youths needs their fellow youths to work with and to meet each other (Hey, we want them, the younger generation to meet each other for future marriage, period), so lets encourage our youths to meet during our meetings, from middle-schoolers, high school students, college level students, and graduate students including masters and Phd students, they are all youths. It is a very shameful thing that our people don't participate during the meeting and you will turn around and complain. Why should we be complaining about our younger generation marrying to non-Nigerians when we have strong avenues and channels for them to meet each other during our well structured and peaceful meetings. Let us do our home work as parents by bringing our youths together.
REMEMBER, THE YOUTHS ARE THE FUTURE FOR TOMORROW. SO HOW SHOULD WE STRUCTURE THEM NOW, TODAY IS STILL EARLY. SO START WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS BY INFORMING THEM AND BRINGING THEM TO OUR PROGRESSIVE, RESPECTFUL AND PEACEFUL MEETINGS.
Arusi-Obi (Core member - Nigeria Independence Day Parade Committee)
XXXXXXX - Below is the Notice of the next meeting - XXXXXXXXXXX
Subject: Notice of meeting
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 18:40:34 -0400
As we informed you at the last meeting, we are having some difficulties in securing many floats this year due to other commitments by the company that supplies our floats. Therefore, if your organization, church or mosque would like a float at the parade route this year, you must make your reservation on or before Saturday, September 6, 2014. Payments are due on September 13, 2014
The following organizations have made reservation for their floats:
-Christ Apostolic Church 1st in the Americas
-Absolute Faith in Jesus Christ International Church
-Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians
-Umuada Ndi Igbo, NY
- Big Moose & Under Da Rock Entertainments
- BaMiJo Group
- Dr Omotosho (Femab)FUND RAISING
We are coming to you again to assist us to raise the necessary fund to fund this year's parade. We are still in deficit from last year parade. We are appealing to your organization, church, mosque as well as individuals and corporations to assist us to fund this year's parade.We like to express our gratitude to Alhaji Ahmed Opetubo for his generous donation of $1,000.00 towards the parade. May God in his nfinite mercies continue to bless you. We also like to thank Rev Kayode, Rev Timothy Adelani, Christ Apostolic Church Manhattan and the Ngwa Development Union (NDU) for their donations. May God bless you.If you like to sponsor any of items for the parade, please let us know. We will furnish you with the necessary information. You will be recognized at the parade and the parade booklet as the sponsor for that particular item.AWARD COMMITTEE
The most decorated float or group at this year parade will receive an award at the end of the parade.
The Award Committee will come up with the requirements and the prizes for the winners at the next meeting. The Award Committee Members are:
Dr Afolabi Aiyedun
Alhaji Raheem Banire
Ms Bukki Adewunmi
Ms Oby Okpala
Ms. Otuodichima Nwankpa
Dr. Tunde Olusesi.
Nigerian Organizations Outreach Committee
picture to appear on the parade booklet