Igbo In America urged to vote in November
As the countdown continues to the already contentious presidential election 🗳 of Tuesday November 3, 2020, an additional voice in support of the ideals of the American effort on democratic governance has come from the World Igbo Congress (WIC). The USA headquartered international organization across the North American continents representing the vibrant, academic record breaking immigrants from the south eastern section of Nigeria, ethnically known as the Igbo.
The chairman of the Board of Directors of the organization, Professor Anthony Ejiofor in an exclusive interview with USAfrica magazine and usafricaonline.com Publisher Dr. Chido Nwangwu said that “members of our Igbo community, Nigerians and other Africans who are registered to vote have shown as a matter fact very impressive efforts towards The exercise of their civic duties.“
All of the major cities in the United States include citizens who are African immigrants.
The vast majority of Igbo people inhabit the southeastern part of Nigeria with a few of them just west of the River Niger. A small number of Igbo-speaking people are also found along the southern coastline of Sierra Leone. Igbos are politically egalitarian and democratic. Speaking at the 1979 Ahajioku Lecture Series, Professor Michael Echeruo then of the English Department at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and later the first Vice Chancellor of Imo State University suggested that “the Igbo are perhaps the only major ethnic group in West Africa which lacks the ….Continue Reading
As the foremost Organization of the Igbo in the Diaspora, the vision of the World Igbo Congress is to create sustainable solutions essential for a better, safer and healthier Ndi Igbo everywhere in tandem with the unifying objectives of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo.
WIC is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of Igbo people in the Diaspora and in their homeland in Nigeria by meeting the needs of these people through the restoration of their renowned penchant for self-actualization.
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Our new, richly interactive, navigation-friendly and professionally styled website, WorldIgboCongress.ORG was re-envisioned, redesigned, optimized for desktop computers, iPads, laptops, and mobile devices and hosted by a first–class multimedia executive Dr. Chido Nwangwu of USAfrica. Chido was physically present at the founding of the World Igbo Congress, in Houston, Texas in 1992, and has been involved with the WIC. Understandably and accordingly, we are all on the same page regarding enhancing this domain as the online source of information about Ndi Igbo in the Diaspora and in our homeland, the Southeastern Nigeria comprising Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo as well as our kith and kin in Delta and Rivers States of South-South. Please take some time to check out the site in light of the marginalization actions and Igbo challenges at home. By Prof. Anthony Ejiofor, Chairman of the WIC. August 29, 2020.
The popular belief is that a true census of Igbo people on the planet is long overdue. As is well known, Igbo people occupy 100% of all five states of Southeastern Nigeria. The Igbo comprise no less than 60% of Delta and Rivers States in the South-South. There are significant numbers of the Igbo (up to 30%) in Abuja, Lagos, Bayelsia, Benue and Kogi States. In the rest of the 36 states of Nigeria, the Igbo constitutes no less that 15% of the population. Outside Nigeria, the Igbo, now referred to as Diaspora Igbo, make up significant proportions of populations in all continents of the world (Africa, The Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Asia, the Pacific Realm etc.). They contribute to the wealth and well-being of their places of abode to the detriment of their homeland which beckons for their attention in the face
Prof. Anthony Ejiofor
Sir. Festus Okere
Sir. Ejike Ekwuazi
Presiding Officer HOD
Atty. Uzoma Ofodu
Dr. Louis Okonkwo
Dr. Rich Nwachukwu
Chief Godwin Ndukwe
Deputy Executive Director
Atty. Okwuoma Maduforo
Assitant Legals Adviser