Communication Professor Christopher Ayeni, a native of Nigeria, along with Glenn Cassis, executive director of the Connecticut African American Affairs Commission, recently introduced six senior members of Nigeria's National Assembly Service Commission to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state officials. The visit was part of the Nigerian government's yearly tours to various nations to interact with legislative bodies and senior members of executive branches, exchange knowledge and gain insight on best practices. The commission members held meetings with senior officials in the Offices of Legislative Research and Fiscal Analysis and the Connecticut African American Affairs Commission, of which Eastern Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury is a member. The Connecticut General Assembly also recognized the visiting team on the floor during its special session. Above left, Professor Ayeni is greeted by Gov. Dannel Malloy.