- Will Jawando is a Nigerian councilmember in Montgomery County Council in the United States that is promoting the African culture
- Will, who is born to a Nigerian father and a white Kansan mother, wore agbada to his inauguration as other councilmembers wore suits
- He said his mode of dressing to his swearing-in ceremony is part of a public dialogue that is needed if people are to understand and respect their differences and move forward
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.
Will 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.
"We all come from different culture, it's really important that we respect our differences even if those differences come in ways we don't anticipate or even understand."
"So by wearing this agbada, this traditional West African clothing in a public setting to take the public oath of office, it's part of a bigger and public dialogue that I think it's needed if we are to understand and respect our differences and move forward.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man living in the United States identified as Adeoye Owolewa was elected to the country's Congress, becoming the first to do so.
The 31-year-old politician ran on the platform of the Democratic Party to represent Washington DC in the House of Representatives.
After the news of his victory was shared by @APCUKingdom, Nigerians took to the comment section to congratulate their own.
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