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Gary Clark

GaryIt is my sad duty to report that Gary Clark our longstanding Secretary, died last Thursday February 23rd.

It will be impossible here to do full justice to the dedication he gave to BNET and before to the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Trust and the Britain Nigeria Association. All the officers and Trustees contribute on a voluntary basis, many with fulltime jobs and other varied commitments. Yet as Secretary, Gary selflessly & tirelessly provided and developed the structure and organisation that allowed the Trust to contribute in its small way to assisting education in Nigeria. Not only did he ensure the administration of the Trust was professional, accurate and up-to-date, but he was constantly looking to improve & expand the scope and quality of our activities, very aware that even the smallest assistance could make a real difference to young people in Nigeria. It is only proper to say he was the soul and driving force of BNET.

His unexpected death is a great shock and loss to all of us who knew him. Only recently retired as Secretary, we were still discussing a suitable way to say thank you to him for his years of service. I am presently in Nigeria but on my return and before our next Trust meeting on April 4th, which is the same day as the Nigeria High Commission reception for BNET, I will sit down with my fellow Trustees to agree a suitable tribute to Gary on behalf of BNET and all of us as members.

On behalf of BNET I shall pass on our condolences to his wife Yanthe and his family and I am sure Gary and his family will be in the thoughts and prayers of all of us at this sad time.

David Brandler

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Member's Benefits

BNET offers its members a variety of attractive benefits as summarised below:

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Special discounted airfares for travel to all Arik international destinations from the UK.
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50% discounted joining fee and no proposer or seconder required.
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A ‘members only’ procedure to facilitate the obtaining of entry visas to Nigeria for business purposes.
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A fortnightly guide to all events in the UK focussing on Africa and other exclusive publications.

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News Update

Abuja to Ilorin: Newsletter: No 2

Bernie Allen, VSO Volunteer sponsored by BNET has sent another report on her placement with the Ministry of Education, Kwara State

The Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust

The Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust (BNET) is a membership charity that promotes friendship and understanding between Britain and Nigeria by providing financial support for the benefit of education in Nigeria. We are dependent on voluntary contributions and donations from individuals, institutions and companies who share our charitable aims and a valuable and regular income is derived through the annual subscription of our members.

BNET is committed, through its endeavours, to increase the level of support given to the education of Nigerians which, we believe, is a vital component in the successful development of their country.