Foreign Consuls Honour Nigerian Nurse, Others In New York

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(Last Updated On: 2023-03-14)

(Left) President of the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York, Amb. Marita Landaveri; Dr Grace Ogiehor-Enoma, a Nigerian Nurse, and Consul Okechukwu Iromachi of Consulate General of Nigeria in New York for 2023 International Women Day celebration award.

 

The Society of Foreign Consuls  (SOFC), New York has honoured a Nigerian nurse, Dr Grace Ogiehor-Enoma, for her outstanding achievements and contributions to community empowerment of African immigrants in the U.S.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ogiehor-Enoma was honoured at the 2023 International Women Day celebration hosted by the Consulate General of India in New York.

The event was part of the activities to mark the 2023 International Women’s Day and International Women’s Month in New York.

The event co-hosted with the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, had 15 participating Consulates General. Fifteen  awardees from those Consulates were honoured.

The participating Consulates are Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, El Salvador, Guyana, India, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Peru, Serbia and Turkey.

In his remarks, Consul General of India in New York, Amb. Randhir Jaiswal, spoke about the importance of celebrating the achievements of women.

According to him, the Consulate has celebrated the Women Day on March 8, noting that celebrating the Day in an international environment with representatives from people all over the world is “truly a special day”.

He said that women had been contributing greatly to the growth and development of India from art to culture, and from entertainment to aviation sector.

“All our folk traditions, all our songs, classic music and dances, performing art, have been passed from one generation to the other through women.

“India today is the 5th largest economy, very soon, it will be the 3rd largest economy in the world.

“So, if the country has to climb this ladder, she needs to bring more women to every sector of the economy,’’ he said.

 

NAN

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