Nigeria Global Diaspora Committee (NGDC) Announces a Nigerian Diaspora Fundraising Effort for Haiti’s Earthquake victims.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Nigeria Global Diaspora Committee (NGDC) hereby announces a concerted effort in our communities living abroad to raise funds for Haiti's Earthquake victims. The Committee is comprised of present and past leaders of the various Nigerian Organizations across the world (see examples below) who have resolved to work together to coordinate the efforts of all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria in order to deliver impactful contributions to the progress and advancement of the Nigerian community both at home and abroad. Latest information is that possibly more than 100,000 people may have died from the earthquake in Haiti and after-tremors; hundreds of thousands more displaced; and a large number of buildings demolished completely. Thousands more may die if relief is not rushed to various parts of the country quickly.

While we acknowledge the option for individual Nigerians to send money to various organizations such as the Red Cross, we also believe that the special historical relationship between Haiti and Nigeria makes it incumbent on both the Nigerian government and Nigerians in the Diaspora to "do something" in our own names. In this regard, the Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN) has been designated as the receiving organization for this particular effort on behalf of the NGDC. Please make all checks and money orders payable as quickly as possible, but certainly by Friday, January 22, 2010 to: Payee: O.A.N. INC.

Memo Reference: NGDC Haiti’s Earthquake Relief Fund All correspondence must be sent to:

Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians

P. O. Box 23155

Brooklyn, NY 11202

Michael Adeniyi, President

Telephone: (646) 489-5341


Olayinka Dansalami, Esq., Chairman

Telephone: (718) 207-7597,


All monies will be receipted, and are tax deductible. Depending on the total amount collected, we will make the money available to some Haiti Diaspora organization; or to a relief organization inside Haiti; or to the Red Cross itself, but on behalf of the Nigerian Diaspora.

Finally, Nigerians who are willing to undergo a short training (for example Red Cross or other relief preparation training) and are prepared to pay their way to go to Haiti for an on-the-ground relief work should send their information to Joan.Osa Oviawe at (Tel: 816-521-0272.) (Telephone. 509-332-3875) or to Dr. J. Wakil at (Tel: 816-521-0272.) We will compile the list and convene accordingly as members of an intending Nigeria Diaspora Haiti In-Country Relief Group.

Thank you.

Jumoke Akin-Taylor

Facilitator, NGDC


Michael Adeniyi

Haiti Relief Fund

(646) 489-5341

Haiti Ground Effort Contacts:

Joan.Osa Oviawe


Dr. J. Wakil


This Haiti Relief Effort is Endorsed by Nigerian Village Square, Sahara Reporters and

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