Brikama Nigerian community elects new executive
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
The Nigerian community in Brikama, last Sunday elected their new executive committee who are mandated with the responsibility to run all activities of Nigerians in Brikama.
The committee will also serve as the main body to enforce the association’s constitution. The election was held at the Brikama resurrection Catholic Church hall and was attended by members of the association as well as the Western region governor and the station officer of the Brikama police station.
Reverend Father Anthony Gabbisi, the priest at the Brikama Resurrection Catholic Church, urged the new executive to deliver to standard as expected of them by the association members. “The fact that the election was conducted in a fair manner and every body has voted for the one they believe can move the association forward is a testimony of the transparency within the association” he said.
He called on the association members to intimately work with the executive adding, “do not over criticise them”. He also used the platform to remind the executive that they were elected to serve and not to be served and therefore, must respect and honor suggestions from members. He urged them to be constitution abiders so that they can meet their desired goals.
Father Gabissi then thanked the Gambia government for providing Nigerians with an enabling and peaceful environment in the country. Chief Mike Nawanna, chairman of the Nigerian community in The Gambia also urged the new executive members to work extra hard towards the attainment of the set target goals of the general membership. Adesoti Adewuyi Hakeem, the incoming chairman of the association assured that his executive will deliver as expected. Nwanoruo Reginald Onyewuchi, secretary general of the association gave the vote of thanks.
Author: by Amadou Jallow