About NAGT

Cheap Jerseys free shipping The Nigerian Association of Greater Toledo was formed in the spring of 2003 with its first meeting held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Central Avenue, Toledo. Through the generosity of St. Andrew’s Church, the Association was provided with a meeting space for the first year and a half of its existence. We remain very grateful to the church and other individuals who made this initial and very formative accommodation possible.

For so long, Nigerians in the Toledo area had yearned for a forum where they could come together to discuss issues of common interest to them as well as their community. Although there were small groups that met informally under different umbrellas, the efforts and dreams of many thoughtful individuals within the Nigerian community called attention to the need for a united, formal forum. Cheap Buffalo Bills Jersey It was clear that the common desire for unity, support for one another, the need to share Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage within America, and the education of our children in the values and pride of their ancestral roots gave birth to a strong and united Association, NAGT.

In October of 2005, the Association held its first major event, a Prestigious Gala, attended by the Mayor of the city of Toledo and other dignitaries within the community in commemoration of Nigeria’s 45th Independence anniversary. This event marked the debut of the Association into the social and cultural scene in the city of Toledo and its neigboring communities.

In August of 2006, the Association also held a formal inauguration, a well-attended fund raising event. The success of this event was extremely outstanding, providing the association with greater visibility and pushing it closer to the center of social and cultural arena within and outside the city. Since then, the NAGT has continued to pursue its goals through cooperative participation and involvement in the planning and execution of city-wide events for the promotion of unity, peace, diversity and enhanced understanding between Nigerians and Greater Toledoans.

Since its formation, the association has been very actively involved in community events such as:

  • The annual Martin Luther King Unity Celebration
  • The annual Taste of Diversity: Erase the Hate event
  • Sister City discussions and deliberations with hope to extend such program to Nigeria.
  • Goal of Acquiring and Establishing a “Nigerian Cultural Heritage House”
  • God Bless Nigeria and the United States of America