CANUK Emergency Relief Aid (CERA) for Nigeria Flood victims 2012

The Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Nigeria High Commission has set up a committee of our nationals in the UK with a mission to mobilise household gifts and various items to support victims of the recent damaging floods in Nigeria. As we are all aware, there has been massive flooding affecting many parts of the country along the two major rivers of Niger and Benue. This has caused loss of lives and properties to our fellow Nigerians.

CERA (CANUK Emergency Relief Aid) under the leadership of CANUK’s Welfare Secretary Isaac Namabiri is soliciting for your kind donations of household items, used and unused, in alleviating this national emergency. Donations in form of decent clothing, shoes, bags, toys etc for our fellow Nigerians who fell victim to this natural phenomenon. We are not asking for money but goods that are still usable.

Donations will be thankfully accepted at the Nigeria High Commission, 9 Northumberland Road London WC2N 5BX.They will accepted be every Saturday in November from 12 noon to 6pm daily. We are really grateful to those organisations, particularly participating churches and mosques, mobilising their members to bring these items to them which they will be forwarding to the High Commission. The Nigeria High Commission is coordinating the transportation of these items to Nigeria where they will be formally handed over to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
This initiative is coordinated by HPAN, Arise Nigeria, Ijaw Association, NWDLF, NDEMAF, The Nigerian Elders Council, I-Day, Ibadan Flood Disaster Relief Association, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo UK and supported by so many other organisations, groups and individuals. We are counting on the support of all Nigerians in the United Kingdom as well as Nigeria-related organisations to ensure the success of this endeavour. We can all help by forwarding this message to family, friends and associates. Collection for each city can be coordinated centrally and then forwarded to the High Commission on any of the weekends in November 2012.

Your generosity and kindness on this occasion will be a rewarding experience – making a positive difference to the lives of affected Nigerians.

We are most grateful for your support.

God bless our country.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Abiodun Fakokunde, Secretary General
Minister Isaac Namabiri, Welfare Secretary
Chief Abimbola Folayan, CANUK Chairman