The soon to be lauched Ndigbo World Alliance For Organised Recognition (NWAFOR), has received a massive boost as one of the highly respected Igbo women in the diaspora, Chief (Dr.) Ifesinachi Ugwuonye-Okechukwu has endorsed the would-be self-funded project.
This is coming following the visit of Equity Concepts Entertainments Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rowland Okorie to her abode in California over the weekend.
Speaking with Mr. Rowland, the former Enugu West Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Founder/CEO of SinaChi Foundation, expressed her excitement to support the project.
She said; “I have been involved politically in Enugu, my state where I am from and as the first elected female president of Enugu State in the United States of America and a strong member of the diaspora group, the desire to bring modernity to our society comes first, and as a political activist it means to be compassionate to others and to give support to any form of development to the people.”
However, shedding more light on the project, the Convener, Mr. Okorie said; “The Ndigbo World Alliance For Organised Recognition (NWAFOR) will be a self-funded project, is a corporation of private companies coming together to turn our cities into tourist hubs both in Africa and beyond.”
“We will attract the biggest investors from around the world and they will train, empower and employ our youths. There will be no one in our land that will be denied the opportunity of education.”
“The unveiling and official launch of project NWAFOR IGBO is underway and through it both the Igbos and lovers of the Igbos all around the world will have the opportunity to donate, through its app and portal; with the spirit of enterprise, we will thrive!”
“An Igbo man can only be captured but cannot be conquered”, he added.
He also stated that; “Ndigbo all over the globe will be part of this project and will aid its advancement through the educational and infrastructural development programs we have designed.”
“Through these programs our cities will be the last stop and we will further become part of the political processes and decision-making in Nigeria; to ensure equity and justice.”
“Through our training we will be able to produce qualified and certified people who can represent us in different political positions in the country.”
Recounting on his journey to the United States, Mr. Rowland Okorie said; “I saw key family members who supported me to stand on my feet when I first arrived in the US. One of the most powerful and respected families in my community, Chief Sir Bob and Jane Akponye, their hospitality has no limit.”
“Another family I lived with, Chief Okechukwu Onyejiji and my long time ally, Sabinus Azuogu. These people have different roles and positions they played to help execute this massive project and we welcome them on board as we already have endorsements.”
“Charity they say, begins at home”, he concluded.