AFRICAN – AMERICAN
November 2, 2014
Al-Ja’afaru Braimoh, Founder and General Director
African British Diaspora Returnees Organization
4 Rhodes Crescent (off Itapeju Street)
Apapa Wharf Lagos, Nigeria 45748
Dear Mr. Braimoh,
On behalf of World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO), we are delighted to welcome the African British Diaspora Returnees Organization to our family of NGOs as a Regular Organization Member. Your new membership and your support are both deeply valued.
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Once again, we are delighted to have you as part of the Association. We look forward to corresponding with you and hopefully meeting you personally at a future World Congress of NGOs.
With best regards,