The Nigerian community in New York has raised $33,000 to support the Democratic nominee for the Mayor of New York City in the November election, Mr Eric Adams.
Chairman, Board of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN), Mr Yinka Dansalami, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that Nigerians in the U.S. “are politically conscious and active.”
Dansalami said the Nigerian community surpassed the minimum amount of 25,000 dollars set for communities, noting that many communities in New York are still struggling to raise the minimum amount.
He said the Nigeria community was the most industrious community in New York, urging them to capitalise on their strength to be united in purpose.
“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.