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Connecting Lagos and The Diaspora: Jermaine Sanwo-Olu at the Nigerian Festival UK



  • On the vibrant day of June 15th, Hendon Park in London was imbued with the rich cultural tof Nigeria, as the Nigerian Festival UK unfolded in a celebration of heritage and unity.


Among the esteemed attendees was Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, the head of the Lagos State Office Of Diaspora Affairs (LASDA), whose presence was a testament to the enduring bond between Nigeria and its global diaspora.


Mr. Sanwo-Olu, renowned for his advocacy for the Nigerian diaspora's role in nation-building, took the stage with a message that resonated deeply with the community. He commended the UK-Nigerian diaspora for their unwavering role as ambassadors of our great nation, urging them to continue showcasing the best of Nigeria's values and spirit.


In his address, he extended a heartfelt invitation to the diaspora to visit Lagos, the "Center of Excellence" and the "City of Aquatic Splendor."

He painted a picture of a Lagos transformed under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu—safe, secure, and prosperous. The governor's initiatives have not only elevated the city's status but have also ensured that it remains a beacon of innovation and opportunity.


The festival was more than a celebration; it was a bridge connecting the hearts of the Nigerian community in the UK with their roots back home. Mr. Sanwo-Olu's presence and words were a reminder of the shared aspirations and collective efforts that continue to shape the narrative of Nigeria both at home and abroad.

As the festivities continued, the air was filled with the sounds of traditional music, the sights of colorful attire, and the aroma of Nigerian cuisine. Mr. Sanwo-Olu mingled with the crowd, engaging in conversations that reflected his genuine passion for fostering connections and understanding the diaspora's aspirations.

The Nigerian Festival UK was a day to remember, a day where the spirit of Nigeria was palpable in every handshake, every smile, and every story shared.

And as the sun set on Hendon Park, it was clear that the ties that bind the Nigerian diaspora to their homeland are as strong as ever, thanks to the efforts of leaders like Jermaine Sanwo-Olu.


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