World Igbo Congress to discuss marginalization by President Muhammadu Buhari administration — Announces 21st Annual Convention date
under the auspices of World Igbo Congress (WIC) says its 21st Annual
Convention will center on the marginalisation of its people by the President
Muhammadu Buhari administration as well as to map out how to internationalize
its cause so that the global community will understand the plight of Ndi-Igbo
organization, Joe Nze Eto, Media Director, World Igbo Congress, Dr. Acho
Orabuchi and Public Relations Officer, Chief Basil Onwukwe respectively.
place on the Labor Day weekend on September 3-6, 2015 at the Embassy Suites
Hotels, 28100 FRANKLIN ROAD, SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, 48034.
NA OGANIRU NDI IGBO. The hosting affiliate is Igbo Cultural Association of
Michigan under the leadership of Chief/Dr. Ikenna Fortune Duru.
Diaspora and at home would utilize the platform to discuss the state of
Ndi-Igbo in Nigeria.
can no longer be timid about demanding and receiving equity and fairness in
Nigeria. Therefore, we are directing Ndi-Igbo in Nigeria to stop allowing other
groups to direct Igbo’s destiny in Nigeria. It’s our collective responsibility
to chart our own course and work assiduously to achieve our goals,’’ they said.
assess the impact and map out pathways to success.
undermine our success; our progress will not be determined by whoever the
president of Nigeria is. While we will determine our future, we will not take
crumbs as appointments. We will make sure that Ndi-Igbo will get substantive
of the Igbo and their neighbors in Nigeria and in the Diaspora will take place at
within Nigeria, we must at the same time build lasting and trusting bridges
with our neighbors, especially their kith and kin in the contiguous homeland,
as well as other tribes, as we actively pursue sustainable regional foundation
that will help us leverage others on our core interests.
essentially important for us to begin to build on strategic partnerships and
alliances with those who share our plight.
development of pathways to harmonize economic and political interests of the
zones and to protect the region’s equity in Nigeria,’’ Ndi Igbo stressed.
UN-ECOSOC, which they would immediately constitute the required representation
at the appropriate UN centers and internally communicate their plans on how to
maximize the use of their status to share with the world on the current
socio-cultural, security and economic issues facing the Igbo in Nigeria.
marginalization than the Igbo people.
a new Niger Bridge after promises from three administrations, massacre of Igbo
people in the North, recent calls by some people for massacre of Igbo people in
Medical Center of Excellence (RMCE) for the Igbo land and sub-Saharan Africa.
Excellence (RMCE) in Igbo land to provide world class healthcare to our people,
a project that requires 50 hectares of land and a minimum of 5 percent of the
estimated $150 million cost for a 120 bed Hospital will be located in the first
achieving Igbo unity where every Igbo person is held responsible for his/her
activities in the advancement of collective Igbo interests.
out or bring disunity or disrepute to the Igbo nation.
governors, senators, and members of the Federal House. Each member must have an
office in his constituency staffed with people to give pertinent information to
elected officials must be held accountable. Chief Vince (Sabi) Nweke, Chairman,
National Organizing Committee said,
be business as usual. They must account for the constituency funds they receive
and we will use score cards to let the masses know about the people
Ohanaeze leadership, and other Igbo leaders are expected to attend the World
Igbo Congress Convention and actively participate in the dialogue.
condition of Igbo people everywhere in Nigeria. In conclusion, This 21st Annual
WIC Convention is uniquely important for two reasons.
trust issues among Nigeria’s diverse ethnic and religious blocs,’’ the group