Nov 29, 2022

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Nigeria-Britain Association Joins British Royal Family to Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II –

This year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. In celebration, an extended bank holiday featured four days of events across the UK, featuring a Thanksgiving Service, Trooping the Color, Jubilee Party and Jubilee Pageant, all recognizing her years of selfless service.

Representatives of the Nigeria-Britain Association (N-BA) were Association President Abimbola Okoya and Association Deputy Patron Philip Hall (OBE) who joined the British and overseas guests at the Jubilee Competition, which was held outside Buckingham Palace took place in London. The Platinum Pageant told the story of Queen Elizabeth II and her services to the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.

The N-BA was formed in Nigeria in 1969 as a related association, now known as the British-Nigeria Education Trust, which is based in the UK and H.R.H. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, as patron. In 2009 the Association was formed as a Trust, a not for profit organization dedicated to developing relationships between individuals and organizations in Nigeria, the UK and the Commonwealth.

The Association also organizes socio-cultural activities aimed at bringing together friends and collaborators from Nigeria, UK and the Commonwealth with a shared vision to positively impact the community.