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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

World Igbo Congress is an affiliate-based organization and is consequently owned by the people. In accordance with Article VII, Section 7.1 of its constitution, the power to run the organization is held in trust according to the following structure:

  1. Board of Directors: The highest policy making body populated by affiliate representatives
  2. Executive Council: Executive arm of the organization populated by elected members
  3. House of Delegates: Regulatory functions, populated by affiliate representatives
  4. Standing and ad hoc Committees: Strategic projects development and evaluation
  5. Council of Elders: populated by elder statesmen and women of the organization
  6. WIC Foundation Board of Trustees: Populated by men and women of proven track record of integrity and service
  7. The Executive Director and the Secretariat: Responsible for the day-to-day operations.

World Igbo Congress, Inc. and its Foundation are governed by a board of directors (The BOD) with the regulatory oversight of the House of Delegates (The HOD). There are two board members from each affiliate one of which may be the president of that affiliate. A few super affiliates with great populations of Ndi Igbo have three slots. Members of the HOD (The Delegates) also come from the affiliates with one voting right per 25 registered members. An Executive Council comprising Executive Officers and the HOD officers run the affairs of the organization under the direction of the executive Chairman of the Board.

Professor Anthony Ejiofor is the current Chairman of the Board and he is spear-heading the new mission and vision of the organization. Chief Sampson Udeh of Igbo Association of Nashville is the Recorder of the HOD and brings an unparalleled discipline to the leadership corps and grassroots activities of the organization.

World Igbo Congress leadership comprises men and women who understand the circumstances of Igbo people worldwide especially in respect of the unfulfilled hopes and aspirations of the people who emerged from a civil war 48 years ago and are still short changed in terms of the promised rehabilitation, reconciliation and reconstruction. Indeed, they appear to be marked for extermination in the Nigerian polity. WIC leadership is determined to restore the dignity and circumstances of Igbo people through purposeful engagement and connection with the world.

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A NEW BEGINNING

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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