It is indeed a great privilege and honour to be elected as the President of our great Association, N-BA. I am deeply moved and thank you for the confidence reposed on me.
With all the opportunities and challenges that come with my acceptance to serve, I am of the belief that this journey will not be a smooth one if I were to walk it alone, however, I thank the past leadership for drafting a constitution that recognizes the importance of the other offices of Vice President, Honorary Secretary, Treasurer, and all other executive positions. As it is through this collaboration that our theme of promoting friendship between Nigerians and Britons for the common good will be achieved.
Let me take this opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous initiatives that were undertaken by the previous Executives and especially the out-going President, Mr. Funmi Onabolu and other Council Members. Indeed you are an inspiration, a challenge and an avenue for us to continue doing these great works that you championed. I am certain though, that with this team, we shall even do much better because I have faith in this team.
To all our Members, I still want to say that, this journey we cannot make alone as leaders, but it is through your support, criticisms and encouragements that we shall continue to fulfil the goals and aspirations of our Founding Members.
Long Live, the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
Long Live, the Kingdom of Great Britain!
Long Live, the Nigeria-Britain Association!
Thank you all.
Shola Tinubu – FCIB, ACII, AIIN