Black History Month was celebrated by the National Association of Nigerian Communities (NANC) UK who also marked their end-of-year during a gathering in Bedford.
NANC-UK, made up of Nigerian communities based across the UK, met on Saturday, October 24, at Kings House, Ampthill Road, and welcomed representatives and guests from different regions. Amongst those present were Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller MP and Councillor Randolph Charles.
Dr Pamela Ayewoh-Bernard, president of the Nigerian Community Association of Bedfordshire, gave a welcome speech. A speech given by the national president of NANC-UK, Sir Martin Bakare, was followed by dancing to the latest African music and serving of Nigerian food.
The evening ended with awards presented to two outstanding young graduates - Oyedayo Fagbenro for gaining a masters degree and Hannah Olarewaju for a first class BA (Hons).