Saturday, 1 October 2016
The Nigerian community in Ottawa and Gatineau celebrated the country’s 56th independence anniversary with a flag-raising ceremony at Ottawa City hall on Laurier Avenue. among the dignitaries were Nigeria’s Charge d’Affaires to Canada, Ja’affar Balarabe, and the President of the Nigerian Canadian Association of Ottawa, John Adeyefa. Later that day, at a reception hosted by the Nigerian and Canadian Business Network, at the White House Restaurant Lounge on Carling Avenue, three eminent Nigerian Canadians were presented with special awards.
Dr. Olusegun Agboola.
This award honours outstanding Nigerian in Canada that enhances the public’s awareness and understanding of building a stronger Business and Professional Community in Canada. Dr Agboola is a retired Associate Professor at University of Ottawa and Staff Radiation Oncologist at the General Hospital Cancer Centre. Previously served as the Head of Dept. of Radiation, Oncology and Director of Residents Training.
Ms Joy Osiagwu
This award honours outstanding journalism that enhances the public’s awareness and understanding of Building a Stronger Business and Professional Nigerian Community in Canada and the complex issues involved with it. Joy Osiagwu is a TV Journalist(News Anchor and Reporter) for NTA International. She has been the link between Nigeria and Nigerian events in Canada for over seven years. Passionate about Nigeria and the gospel of Jesus.
Dr A. G. Ahmed
This award honours outstanding Nigerian or Canadian that supports our community efforts in raising the public’s awareness and understanding of Building a Stronger Business and Professional Nigerian Community in Canada. One of Ottawa’s most eminent psychiatrists, Nigerian-born Dr A. G. Ahmed, is currently the Associate Chief (Forensic Psychiatry) and the Director of the Anger Disorders Clinic, a research clinic at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.