By John Ikani
About 33,000 dollars has been raised by the Nigerian Community in New York City to support the Democratic nominee for the Mayor of New York City in the November election, Mr Eric Adams.
Disclosing this to newsmen, Chairman, Board of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN), Mr Yinka Dansalami said Nigerians in the US “are politically conscious and active.”
According to him, Nigerian community surpassed the minimum amount of 25,000 dollars set for communities adding that the Nigeria community was the most industrious community in New York.
“We are a community of relevance, so let us continue to work together. We have started with the New York Mayoral election. We hope our candidate wins,” he said.
“When Nigerians want to do something, they do it big. For instance, some Nigerians who gathered to raise funds for Eric Adams, they did it in a stylish way and they did well.
“The interesting thing is that Adams is now going around to other communities and telling them about what the Nigerian community has done,” he added.
It would be recalled that the Nigerian community in New York City had endorsed Eric Adams as Mayoral candidate for the November general election after series of debates with the candidates and consultation among Nigerians.
One of the sentiments expressed in favour of the popularity of Adams among the Nigerian American community, was that he had been to Africa, including Nigeria and has projects ongoing.
He was also seen as a serving candidate with favourable records and for establishing the African Day as incumbent Brooklyn Borough President.
Adams has also pledged to connect Africa with New York through cultural, educational and youth exchange programmes.