It was indeed an exciting time for Nigerian professionals and business owners at the House of Commons as the Pre Economic Summit Cocktail Reception foreshadows what is to come in the coming days.
In attendance was Lord Chidgy (hosts), co-Chairman of the All Africa Parliamentary Group who played host to a high profile group of Nigerian entrepreneurs and professionals led by Mr Afolabi Andu, President of the Nigerian-British Business Forum.
The event, a pre-Nigerian-British Economic Summit Cocktail Reception, commenced with Lord Chidgey’s welcome address, followed by Mr. Afolabi Andu’s insightful speech. Other speakers at the event included Hon Chi Onwurah MP, Hon Mcguiness MP, Engr Dapo Sulu, Ms Abiola Obileye and Dr Jennifer Obaseki.
Dr Christopher Kolade, CON, has officially accepted the invitation from the Nigerian- British Business Forum to be the Patron of the Forum. His role as Patron becomes official from Tuesday the 25th of April 2017.
Dr Christopher Kolade, Nigerian Elder Statesman was the former Pro-Chancellor and ex-Chairman of the Governing Council of Pan-Atlantic University. He was also Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK from 2002 to 2007. A veteran broadcaster and colonial era education officer, he has been at different points of his career, Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, Chief Executive and Chairman of Cadbury Nigeria Plc.
Dr. Kolade has served in many national and international bodies, having been President of the Nigerian Institute of Management (1985-88), the Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (1988-93), the International Institute for Communications (1973-75) and of the World Association for Christian Communication (1975-82). He received the medal of the Order of St. Augustine from the Archbishop of Canterbury (1981), and is also a Lay Canon of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in the Diocese of Guildford. He also holds a national honour as the Commander of the Niger.