2017 BASSA-NGE CONVEnTION
Medical Camps @
Bassa Nge land, Nigeria
BASSA-NGE Convention @
History was made on May 28, 2016, when the BNC donated Over-the-Counter (OTC) medicines to the clinic in Gboloko, headquarters of the Bassa Nge Kingdom at a special event that was well publicized in advance. Over 200 Bassa Nges attended and directly benefited from this event. This event was made possible through the generous donations of members of BNC, who believed strongly that they should give back to the land of their birth. Prior to this momentous event, the BNC members of the Medicines Donation Task Force (Mr. Ezekiel Tsado, Mr. Gambo Afubu and Mrs. Roseline Ekuta) had obtained the permission and blessings of the Etsu Bassa Nge, His Royal Highness, Alh. (Brig. General) Abu Ali Mopah III (Rtd.) "Bagadozhi". Other eminent leaders who were contacted prior to this event included the Imam of Gboloko and the Pastor-in-Charge of the Anglican Communion in Gboloko, both of whom helped to disseminate relevant information regarding the donation to their members. Mrs. Victoria Ajoka, Head Nurse at the clinic in Gboloko, received the donated medicines on behalf of all the patients who needed them. On the date of this event, each patient received a physical examination prior to any medicine being dispensed. This donation would be the first of many more charitable activities to follow. Some pictures from this event are provided here.
On May 26-28, 2017, BNC held the 2017 Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to discuss the Community’s progress to date and strategic vision for the future. About 54 members and guests attended this convention.