Nigeria House Project Partners Australian High Commission For Good Outing At Commonwealth Games
The Nigeria House Hospitality Project Committee has entered into an understanding with the Australian High Commission in Abuja for a good outing at the forth coming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Led by its Chairman, Ifedayo Akindoju and Project Coordinator Mohammed Abdullahi alongside Nigeria Olympic Committee Secretary General, Tunde Popoola and committee members Kelvin Erhunwmunse and Ibrahim Abdul, the visit to Cleo Wilson, the Australian Deputy High Commissioner was to seek for the host nation's collaboration to ensure good outing for Nigerians who shall visit during the games.
Mr Akindoju who spoke after the meeting described it as fruitful. "It was a good and very fruitful meeting where we sought for understanding and collaboration for good outing at the games. We solicited for support in the area of visa procurement and other relevant assistance that will make the Nigeria House a success."
The Coordinator, Mohammed Abdullahi said the meeting also covered cultural exchange and our unique cuisine as areas to collaborate on. "Our unique cultural heritage and cuisine were other areas highlighted during the visit as areas we wish to collaborate on since part of our mandate is to make Nigerians feel at home away from home during the games while also showcasing our natural/cultural heritage."
For the NOC scribe, Tunde Popoola, the visit was to among other reasons see how the managers of the Nigeria House will hit Australia well ahead of time to put on ground all the necessary arrangements to make the House a success. "We expect Nigerians at the Games to visit the House while in Australia. So, at the NOC, we want to see the managers of the House get there well ahead of time.
We expect a lot of Nigerians to visit Australia and the House particularly now that the country is out of recession."
He promised that genuine Nigerians hoping to hit Australia for the games will not be denied even though the nation has strict visa codes. "Australia has strict visa codes but the NOC will see to it that true and genuine Nigerians who have business to visit go. If you are genuine you will go. We have entertainers from the entertainment and cultural industry as well as Nollywood that will be there to showcase our rich industry."