R: Mr. Philip Moses, President, Zumunta Association USA Inc, with His
Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State; Min. of State,
Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada (M); Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,
Chairman/CEO, NiDCOM and others, at the 2nd Phase of the Zumunta
Association USA Inc. Benevolent Palliative Project, held in Abuja.

Governor Abdullahi Sule of  Nasarawa State says Nigeria as a  country
can go far where unity and love is top most in the daily affairs of

The Governor stated this at the Second Phase of the Zumunta Association
USA Inc. Benevolent Palliative Project  held in Abuja.

The Nasarawa State Governor maintains that it was the love for Nigeria
by the Nigerians in the Diaspora USA, especially those from the northern
part of the Country that made sacrifices  in terms of time and other
resources to improve living conditions back home adding that it should
not be taken for granted.

Governor Sule, who coincidentally, was  a former President of the
Association, said  he is glad that the succeeding officials have
improved upon the legacy of the group in bringing development to the
Northern part of the country.

Similarly, the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs,Amb. Zubairu Dada was
convinced that the Zumunta Association USA Inc., has shown patriotism
and humanitarianism in dedicating selflessly tangible and intangible
materials to bring succour to the less privileged, in the Northern Parts
of Nigeria.

Amb. Dada said that such acts when emulated, will go a long way to
providing  the much needed development at the grassroots, sub-national
and National levels in Nigeria.

He advised the NGOs to be prudent with the resources and execute the
projects in good time and to specifications to inspire more members to
support the process.

The Minister added that partnering with the Nigerians in Diaspora
Commission (NiDCOM) will be helpful in getting guided steps to pragmatic
project deliveries.

Meanwhile, the Chairman/CEO, NiDCOM,  Dr Abike Dabiri-Erewa commended
the Zumunta Association USA Inc.for  truly being exemplary in line with
President Buhari’s three-point agenda, one of which is, never to forget
home, by giving back.

The NiDCOM Chairman stated that the Commission is glad to have worked
with the group, and wish them well in other future endeavours.

The President of Zumunta Association USA Inc., Mr. Philip Moses stated
that the group not only focuses on development in the northern parts of
Nigeria, but collaborates with other Nigerian socio-cultural groups for
the betterment of the country.

Mr. Moses said that the  Association has aided in the areas of Medical
missions, Capacity training, Provisions of educational items to tertiary
institutions and Scholarships.

He hoped that the singular act will encourage others to help in changing
lives for the better and the country as a whole.

Symbolic Palliative Cheques amounting to about Nine million Naira were
presented to Eighteen NGOs from 12 Northern States in Nigeria.


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