NSUUK Founder Awarded among 100 Outstanding Nigerians in the UK, in the last 100 years !

The 27th of June 2014 would certainly be a memorable one for the Founder of NSUUK as he was Awarded for being one of the 100 outstanding Nigerians in the United Kingdom, in the last 100 years. Mr Yemi Soile in a facebook post after the event said, “I was Awarded for the work I do as a Nigerian Youth Ambassador and I must say I am thankful to God, my family and all those that I have worked with on numerous projects towards the development of Nigeria and the positive portrayal of her image”.

The Event which  held in form of a Gala/Dinner  was tagged the Nigerian Centenary Awards UK, at the Waltham Forest Town Hall in East London.

The event saw over 30 Nigerian Community Leaders and over 450 guests including Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK – Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida CFR and Councillor Chris Robbins, the Leader of Waltham Forest Council, in attendance.

Prior to the event, Mr Ayo Akinfe Nigerian Centenary Awards UK Committee Chairman noted that: “There are a lot of unsung heroes within the UK Diaspora who toil away day and night without any recognition and these are the people we want to honour. We are trying to break away from the discredited practice of people paying to get honoured, so are asking the public to only forward the names of people they believe are genuinely deserving of the honour.”

Ronke Udofia, the Chair of the Awards Sub-Committee, added: “For us, ensuring the integrity of the awards is paramount, so we want the process to be as transparent as possible. We will painstakingly go through the nominations and ensure that only those who meet our set down criteria are honoured on the night.

A Big congratulations to Mr Yemi Soile and all the other Awardees for being great Ambassadors of Nigeria.