British Council Plans Big for 75th Anniversary in Nigeria
The British Council in Nigera, UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities recently held a special New Year Cocktail reception for its different stakeholders –partners and collaborators recently as it hinted of its big plans for an impressive 75th Anniversary in Nigeria.
Lucy Pearson, Country Director, British Council speaking at the cocktail reception which held at the Ikoyi on 10th January, said the British Council hosts friends to create friendly knowledge and understanding across its various areas of interventions from education, to art; skills and enterprise; social impact programmes; development work among others.
Contrary to the prevalent skewed understanding of the British council amongst the vast majority, Lucy explained that the impact of the British Council is enormous across different areas of intervention hence it brings people together to interact and get a better understanding of what we do as a holistic body.
“What we are doing is to let people know more about us and what we offer and things that we are associated with as a brand”, said Edemekong Uyoh, Head of Communications, British Council Nigeria.
The Country Director emphasized that the British Council is totally committed “to our work in Nigeria in different areas – across education, enterprise, examinations, creative industry” added that the organisation can only do so much as it continues to grow its partners and enlarge its connections.
According to Lucy who announced that British Council will be 75 years in Nigerian sometime in the year, she promised that the British Council will do “even bigger” things working in partnership with people in Nigeria – institutions, civil society organizations, young entrepreneurs and building connections and rev up the impact beyond the current level.
“The 75 years anniversary will be dynamic”, Lucy told BrandCrunch. According to her, while plans are still in the works, these are going to be special and unique programmes designed to have the desired impact.
British Council is poised will reflect on the past and use the anniversary as a platform to shake the future, come up with things that will be important to Nigeria today and in the future so that the British Council can continue to be relevant, Edemekong further explained.
Wana and Efe both poets delivered “Spoken Words” to entertain and inspire the audience about the uniqueness of the Nigerian nay African woman, and the rare quality and ingenuity of the Nigerian spirit of resilience and enterprise respectively.
The event has in attendance Olu Akanmu, FCMB; Lampe Omoyele, Nitro-121; Temitope Oguntokun, Lafarge among several others.