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Montgomery County Council member from Nigeria wears Agbada to take Oath of Office – See why


A Nigerian man serving as a councilmember in Montgomery County Council in the United States, Will Jawando, has shown the world that there is a need for people to embrace their culture.

He wore a Nigerian attire popularly called agbada to his swearing-in ceremony in a bid to promote the African culture.

The politician has now donated the agbada to the council, and in a video which was shared on Twitter by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Will explained why he wore the African attire to his inauguration.

He met two gentle men on duty who were from Nigeria and Cameroon respectively. While they talked about what he’ll wear to his inauguration he said one of them said he’ll surely wear his traditional attire.

Mr Will Jawando said to his chief of staff; I have to wear an Agbada. I felt as if my father was standing with me. It felt almost divine as of my Generation and His generation’s ancestors were with me at that moment.

When we all come from different cultures, it is really important that we respect and welcome differences even when those differences come in ways we don’t anticipate or understand. He said.
He further said wearing his Agbada to take his oath of office is jeered towards promotion unity ultimately.


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