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US Capitol, Washington DC Declares October 1 Nigerian-American Day

The city of Washington D.C. in the United States declared October 1st as Nigeria-American Day.

The declaration comes in line with the celebration of the 62nd anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence Day.

The proclamation came in a statement from Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. Bowser noted that the District of Columbia had one of the largest populations of Nigerian immigrants in America.


The mayor welcomed the contributions of Nigerian-Americans, some of whom are civil society leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Bowser said that Nigerian music and arts, particularly Afrobeats and Nollywood, enrich the cultural economy and strengthen cultural ties.

The Nigerian Center provides a platform for heritage preservation and expands opportunities for Nigerian immigrants to become Nigerian American citizens.

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“The city’s Office of African Affairs works with the Nigerian Center to promote inclusion and economic progress and promote Nigerian culture,” noted Bowser.

US Capitol, Washington DC Declares October 1 Nigerian-American Day

The Nigerian Center is America’s premier immigrant and cultural center for the Nigerian diaspora.

The facility provides financial inclusion and social justice opportunities for members of the Nigerian-American community in the United States.

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