United Nigeria Association of Tulsa, formally Nigerian Union Tulsa, Inc. is a non-profit and non-political organization formed, registered, and incorporated in the state of Oklahoma in 1995. Founded in September of 1994, we are best described as an “Association of United Nigerians”. The goal of this organization has been and will continue to focus on the exposure to Nigerian cultures and traditions for educational purposes. Our greatest achievement is, perhaps, educating one another in our various rich cultures and traditions. We are indeed a blessed nation.
While we do encourage our members to participate in the activities of their various ethnic groups, we place more emphasis on the “Greater Nigeria” concept because we believe that is where our future lies. Promoting activities that emphasize Nigerian unity should not take anything away from any form of individuality. It, in fact, brings us closer together as we begin to see the wonderful similarities in our traditions. You could say that those of us in Tulsa who are members of United Nigeria Association have been defragmented.
We are dedicated to promoting the welfare of Nigerians and ALL people who have been affiliated with Nigeria in a very positive way.
For now, our resources limit us to Tulsa and vicinity. Even so, we will continue to work on fostering cultural awareness within the community.
On behalf of the executive board, and the entire membership of the United Nigeria Association of Tulsa (UNAT), I sincerely and wholeheartedly welcome you to our website.
Our goal is to exploit our diversity for the growth and prosperity of greater Nigeria through community development, and partnership with other organizations.
Every human has a need to belong, and when we feel accepted for who we are and what we bring to the group, we can build trust with those around us. At UNAT, a sense of belonging creates space and opportunity for us to bring our resources and experiences to build a better equality and opportunity for all.
I encourage and implore you to spend some quality time with us to create a culture of oneness, and use this medium to express your purpose.
When purpose is not known, abuse becomes inevitable. This is very true because purpose matters.
As you journey through life here in the United States of America and especially here in Tulsa, leave a foot-print and let your acquaintances acknowledge that. May I also remind us that “Life is for service” to your maker (God) and to your fellow humans.
As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We can no longer walk alone”. I therefore invite you to come and partner with us for the future of your heritage, your children and your generation.
Mr. Goddey Stephen Erue
(Chairman – UNAT)