COMMUNITY IS NOTHING WITHOUT PEOPLE

OUR MISSION

Nigerian Community in Dorset, NCD is a registered not-for-profit group based in Bournemouth, Dorset. NCD exists to support members of the public who are Nigerian by birth, ancestry and descent, marriage, naturalisation or adoption in and around Dorset. We cater for people of all ages and enable them to reach their full potential as individuals contributing to health & socio-economic well-being in the Dorset area.

Our key aims are:

Maintain cultural identity

Increase integration and participation in the British society

Mutually support one another

We work towards enabling equality of access to support services for Nigerians, thereby ensuring the welfare and well-being of all Nigerians. Our membership is made up of Nigerian individuals, students and families residing mainly in Dorset.

NCD holds regular events to provide a platform for the furtherance of our aims.

NCD is managed by a board of executives, led by a chairperson who is supported by elected officers in the functions of Administration, Finance, Welfare and Projects.

PATRON & THE EXECUTIVE MEMBERS 2016 / 2017

Welcome to Nigerian Community in Dorset.

Our Goal is to engage and mobilise the Nigerians in Dorset and provide a focus for dealing with Nigerian community issues. Mutually support one another, Maintain cultural identity and Increase integration in the British society. The aims of NCD is to unite all Nigerians in Dorset whatever your Religion, Tribe or Politics you belong.

Come and join us, become a member and be counted.


Mrs Rose Ijeoma Kaye

Patron


Born and brought up in Lagos, where she studied and worked for a News Paper Company before moving to England in 1986. In 1993 she established a successful hairdressing business in Charminster, Bournemouth, which is still running today. Afrosia Hair Design. She also established a very successful Property Development Business in 2005. She has always taken a keen interest in African affairs and was a founder / Trustee of Contesa Charity, a Dorset charity, which supports Aids orphaned children in Zambia. Rose was appointed the Chair of the Nigerian Community in Dorset in 2012.

Mrs Chika Norah Udezue

Patron


Chika is a Journalist and a company director. She is also a motivational speaker and a prominent Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) leader and spokesperson in Dorset. She works closely with the Dorset Council for the welfare of the community. She has been a Patron of the Nigerian Community in Dorset since inception.

Engr. John Uwejoma

Chair


He is a Civil Engineer. He moved to the United Kingdom in the late 70s. In 2009 he established a successful property business in Bournemouth, which develops building projects, construct domestic and commercial buildings. He has always taken a keen interest in African affairs. He supports several local charities. John was appointed the Chair of the Nigerian Community in Dorset in February 2015.

Anthony Uchenna Agwagah

Vice Chair


He is from Abagana, lived in Enugu where he studied and worked for a finance company in Lagos before moving to Treviso Italy in 1995. Anthony was the Coordinator of Catholic English Speaking Community in Vittorio Veneto Diocese, Treviso Italy. He moved to England in 2013. Studied International Business Management at Bournemouth University and worked at Barclays UK. Currently working at Her Majesty Courts and Tribunal Service(HMCTS), England. He has always taken a keen interest in African affairs. He is a catechist and member of Pastoral Council at Annunciation & St Edmund Campion Catholic Church, Bournemouth. Anthony was elected the Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Community in Dorset in February 2015.


Engr. Olufemi James Urrah

General Secretary


He is a Chemical Engineer. He moved to Bournemouth from London in the summer of 2003. He was the PTFA Chair of Hillview Primary School 2013/2014. He ran for councillor in the 2015 General Election. Jimmy was appointed the Secretary of the Nigerian Community in Dorset in February 2015 after serving as the Public Relations Officer.

George Endeley

Financial Secretary


George was appointed the Financial Secretary of the Nigerian Community in Dorset in February 2015.

Perpetual Ibeh

Treasurer


Perpetual was appointed the Treasurer of the Nigerian Community in Dorset in February 2015.

Chief Ade Bamgboye

Public Relations Secretary


Ade was appointed the Public Relations Secretary of the Nigerian Community in Dorset in February 2015.


Kennedy Ashibuogwu

Public Relations Officer


Kennedy was appointed the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Community in Dorset in September 2016.

Douglas Dike

Provost


Douglas was appointed the Provost of the Nigerian Community in Dorset in February 2015.

Moses Opone

Special Adviser


Moses was appointed the Special Adviser of the Nigerian Community in Dorset in February 2015.

Anthony Ebong

Special Adviser


Anthony was appointed the Special Adviser of the Nigerian Community in Dorset in February 2015.