Africans in Italy. Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, His Excellency Mfawa Omini Abam, has charged Nigerian residents in Italy to position themselves well in the country, develop their careers, make good money and invest in their motherland in Nigeria.
The Ambassador made this call at the Yoruba Day celebration in Bologna, Italy organised by the Yoruba National Community in Italy on Saturday, 24 September, 2022. We wrote about it here: First elected Nigerian – Italian councillor in Italy Victoria Oluboyo to address ”Yoruba Day” in Bologna
Ambassador Mfawa Omini Abam went further to say that the speaker on the topic, Mr. Olufemi Iyanda, had covered the ground on his advice for Nigerians in Italy saying; ” To do well in Italy, you have to learn the language, integrate very well and make yourself employable in sectors that you can earn good money. It is when you have enough, build up good savings that you can invest in Nigeria, so I urge you to reflect on this. Beyond this, you also need to get involved in voluntary and community services that can target areas of needs in Nigeria to help the indigent ones.”
Also while speaking, the president of the Association, Prince Kola Oladele, reiterated the reason why the association was formed some eleven years ago with reasons which include; raising help for Yorubas who newly arrived in Italy and the promotion of culture and language of the race among Yoruba children born in Italy.
At the event, to the satisfaction of people in attendance, there was Egungun and Eyo displays and a cultural dance by the children.