Leadership Summit

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Leadership Summit

Category:Leadership and Cohesion

World Igbo Congress (WIC) proudly announces an Igbo Leadership Summit in Nigeria.

Having noted that a majority of the special guests from homeland at the 2016 New York Convention made a very strong request that WIC brings one of her annual gatherings to homeland, the Congress resolved to convene a mega Igbo Leadership Summit in Enugu this upcoming Spring. The 2016 New York Convention would not be the first time Igbo stakeholders at homeland would make similar requests that WIC Convention be brought home. The heightened discrimination and wanton marginalization of the Igbo in the current political dispensation in Nigeria avails easy consensus by Congress to convene at Homeland to chart the course of bold remedies for the thorny issues of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, Igbo unity, Restructuring Nigeria, anti-Igbo agenda of successive governments of Nigeria, among other things.

This summit at Enugu is not a replacement for WIC annual Convention. It rather offers an opportunity to announce and promote the WIC constitutionally mandated annual convention, holding in Chicago IL, 2017 Labor Day weekend.

We hereby express our gratitude to the Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, (Gburugburu, Ndi Igbo) for graciously accepting to host the Summit, and willingly volunteering to assist in facilitating the event. This Summit is scheduled for April 19, 2017, in Enugu, the historical and political capital of Igbo nation.

Dialogues to build collaborative relationship with Ndi Igbo Lagos and Aka Ikenga for and all-inclusive event that should lead to a record successful summit are underway.

The WIC facilitated Regional Medical Center of Excellence (RMCE) philosophy, vision, rationale, and progress report will be unveiled before the anticipated and unprecedented Igbo assembly.

We guarantee that this will not be a talk show or a jamboree. WIC has drawn the summit agenda, and attendees will listen to actionable, strategic pathways for restoration of Igbo dignity, from the Igbo bests in academia, business community, banking, politics, trade unions, traditional rulers, and students.

A detailed program announcement follows in the next few weeks. Make your travel plans now. This is a home coming moment you do not want to miss.

As an update, we are pleased to announce the involvement of Ohanaeze in this project. WIC is extremely happy about this development. We therefore ask you to check this page often for a final update shortly

Enugu Summit Flyer 4 and the communique

WIC Summit Communiqué

Click on any of the links below to view the video of the summit activities


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Our Commitment to WIC Going Forward

Purpose of this thrust

To lay out strategies by the new administration, with the participation of all Diaspora Igbo, to revamp World Igbo Congress in order to enhance the robustness intended ab initio to reposition it for the onerous task ahead for the Igbo Nation.

Our Goals

  1. To reinstate the operational model of faithful adherence to the rules laid down at inception in order to restore the discipline needed for a viable and stronger WIC that will stand the test of time in this troubled era of the Igbo
  2. To establish an interfacing platform for all Diaspora Igbo Organizations to engender oneness of purpose, trust and unified response to emergencies
  3. To ensure that Diaspora Igbo under the aegis of World Igbo Congress is equipped psychologically and materially to undertake responsibilities that will ensure stability for the Igbo nation of the
  4. To have a robust World Igbo Congress that will respond energetically, rapidly, internationally and unapologetically to the needs of the Igbo as a

The Ikemba Strategic Committee

(The arrowhead of WIC’s renewed initiative)

GOAL: To prepare the WIC, the Igbo and Igbo land for today’s emergencies and for the future
  1. Immediately pursue a sustained global fundraising machinery for Diaspora Igbo
  2. Identify actionable litigation against all oppressors of the Igbo by way of Igbo Legal Defense
  3. Setup public relations and lobbying machinery so as to become proactive in Igbo affairs internationally and enlist the support of people or groups that will fight for us where it matters most
  4. Arrange presentations at World Centers including the United Nations, the governments of the US, The International Court of Justice at The Hague and Europe and African
  5. Stimulate our people to get politically involved locally so that, by default the Igbo becomes constituents of the political class in the US and elsewhere making it easy to mobilize this for our
  6. Rapidly articulate WIC response to any future
  7. Liaise with and report to the board for approval of decisions

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