AfriPRO Houston hosted their 2nd general body meeting with His Excellency Prof. Adebowale Adefuye, Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at high noon in Houston at Zanzibar. Adefuye has served in Nigeria’s High Commission in Jamaica and the United Kingdom as Deputy High Commissioner.
In an intimate setting at Zanzibar, politics and foreign relations were heavily discussed. It was not difficult to grasp the attention of these young professionals. His passion was fed through the topics and heightened by the inquisitive minds from his audience. Through his comical humor, he shared stories of his past experiences and lectured on how young people should utilize the opportunity that has been given to them. The Ambassador mentioned notable Nigerians who raise the bar in their field and set the standards for those that follow. The honorary guest spoke on the state of the political climate of Nigeria and stated how the community, particularly young professionals, can contribute to Africa. His admiration for the group was duly noted as he sent waves of encouragement throughout the room.
The African Professionals Network – Houston (AfriPRO Houston) is a global network of African professionals. The purpose of AfriPRO Houston is to motivate its network African professionals to build a new positive image of and appreciation for Africa and Africans by organizing business, charitable, and professional networking events that inform, educate, empower, and celebrate Africa and Africans.
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