Executive Council

Composition: The Executive Council shall consist of Officers of the Board of Directors and the Congress, the three (3) officials of the House of Delegates, and the Chairpersons of the Standing Committees. From time to time, the Executive Council may invite Chairpersons of the Ad-hoc Committees to participate in its meetings.

Duties: The Executive Council shall implement the policies of the Congress set forth by the Board of Directors and shall execute the projects and activities of the Congress consistent with such policies. Subject to the approval of disbursement of funds by the House of Delegates and the Board of Directors, the Executive Council may authorize specific expenditures.

Term: Beginning with the election to be held in 2005, the term of office of the Executive Council shall be three (3) years, unless the Executive Council member resigns, is replaced, or is removed from the position which conferred his or her right of inclusion on the Executive Council, before the expiration of the three (3) years.  No member of the Executive Council shall serve in the same office for more than two (2) consecutive terms, with the exception of an Executive Council member who is on the Council by virtue of appointment as the Chairperson of a Standing Committee or an Official of the House of Delegates.

Dual Status: A member of the Executive Council may serve concurrently as the representative of his or her Affiliate to the Board of Directors and on the Executive Council. A member of the Executive Council who is withdrawn or replaced as a Board member by his or her Affiliate shall continue to serve on the Executive Council until the expiration of his or her term, providing the individual remains an officer of the Congress or a Chairperson to a Standing Committee.

Removal of a Member of the Executive Council by the Board of Directors: Any member of the Executive Council who repeatedly fails to attend Board meetings and other events for the Congress for a period of one year without reasonable excuse, or fails to fulfill the duties of the office, or has through his or her actions or inaction become a liability or hindrance to the Congress, or is convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude, or does anything which may bring the Congress to disrepute, or defrauds and otherwise deceives the Congress, may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the Board of the Directors present, provided that all reasonable measures such as warnings, reprimand, or other sanction have been faithfully utilized by the Board of Directors to obtain proper performance by the member of the Executive Council, and the member organization that he or she represents shall have been notified in writing of such measures, and a hearing has taken place. Any member of the Executive Council subject to a removal vote shall be notified in writing of the reasons for such action at least thirty (30) days before the hearing and the voting are conducted. The Board shall replace a member of the Executive Council who is removed with another individual. However, if the member of the Executive Council who was removed was also the representative for a member organization, the member organization shall send another representative before the next live Board meeting of the Congress. Nothing in this Constitution mandates the Board of Directors to appoint the new representative as the member of the Executive Council for the vacant position.

Removal of a Member of the Executive Council by a Member Organization: No member organization may remove or replace a member of the Executive Council of the Congress.  The Board of Directors has sole authority, pursuant to the provisions of Section of this Constitution, to impeach and otherwise remove a member of the Executive Council for just cause. In the case of a member of the Executive Council who is also the representative of his member organization, the member organization may replace or withdraw the individual’s function as its representative, without prejudice to his or her status as a member of the Executive Council of the Congress.


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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