The first Peace Corps Nigeria group started work in 1961. From 1961 to 1970, and from 1991 to 1995, nearly 2,000 Peace Corps Volunteers and staff served in Nigeria in such areas as community development, agricultural development, and sports, and as teachers at the high school and university level.
Our membership is constantly on the move, but our database offers up-to-date information that allows you to keep in touch with other members of Friends of Nigeria. In addition, FON periodically publishes a Membership Directory that is distributed to dues-paying members. The quarterly newsletter is available on the website, and our annual meeting, which draws attendees from throughout the country, provides an opportunity to hear about Nigeria from artists, writers, diplomats, and other experts, and provides a welcome opportunity to meet and greet and socialize with other FON members. Head to the Newsletter and More tab to read the newsletter and to read more about our annual meetings.
If you would like to communicate with others in your training group, or others who lived in your town in Nigeria, or any other reason, two good resources for you are the Membership Directory, last published in 2020, and the membership database maintained by Friends of Nigeria. The database is accessible only to members of Friends of Nigeria. Head to the Members Only tab at the top of the page to access the member database. The Membership Directory is distributed only to dues-paying members.
In addition, several training groups have begun virtual get-togethers via Zoom, and more are in the planning stage. Click on the Training Group News link to the left to read about these gatherings. FON now has a Zoom account that is available for virtual training group gatherings. If you would like to explore this means to communicate with others in your training group, please contact Mike Goodkind (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help in organizing a virtual meeting.