Central  Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom 

About Us

The Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom (CANUK) was formed by the Nigeria High Commission in the United Kingdom in 2005 in recognition of a clear need to unite the various Nigerian groups under one umbrella organisation. This ensures that the welfare, views, and community interests of Nigerians in the United Kingdom are represented in a harmonious and organised manner and creating a forum through which their voice could be heard.

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Muhammadu Buhari  GCFR

President Federal Republic of Nigeria

Amb. George Oguntade CFR, CON

Nigeria High Commissioner to the UK

Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Chair Diaspora Commission

Dr Boma Douglas

Chairman CANUK


Diaspora Voice, a community magazine produced by the Publicity Team of  the Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom. The purpose of Diaspora Voice is to tell the stories of Nigerians and other black and minority ethnic groups living and working in the United Kingdom.

News In Brief

The Central Association of Nigerians in the UK support

Black Lives Matter


Upcoming Events


Nigeria High Commission, 9 Northumberland, Avenue, London, WC2N 5BX

Organisers: Nigerian Women in Diaspora Leadership Forum


Regency Banqueting Hall, Bruce Grove, Tottenham, London, N17 6UR

Organisers: CANUK


The Mayfair Venue,1078 - 1082 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex, RM6 4BD

Organisers: Anambra State Union of UK and Ireland


The Executive Council, Advisory Board and Member Organisations of the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) are saddened by the passing of Otunba Dr Dapo Williams a Community Leader, a philanthropist and a vast academician.  He has left a vacuum that will be difficult to fill.


He gave his time selflessly to enhance the activities of the Nigerian Community in the United Kingdom. He was a supporter of excellence and anything positive for Nigeria and the United Kingdom. 


Dr Williams frowned at anything capable of creating division and stood firm to make his point where such was being perpetuated. He was a strong believer in constituted institutions.  He supported an endless stream of charities and would gladly stay at such events to conclusion. His enthusiasm in service to the Community equates measurably with his zeal in private business. He was ever so professional and courteous while engaging with people.


He will be dearly missed. We pray to God to comfort his family and friends.  May his Soul rest in peace.



Dr. Boma Douglas

Chairman CANUK

Contact Us:


Nigeria High Commission 

9 Northumberland Avenue

London WC2N 5BX   

Email - info@canukonline.com

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