Officers of the Board

Duties of the Officers of the Board of Directors

In accordance with Section 10.1 of WIC Constitution, The Officers of the Board of Directors are the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary-general, Assistant Secretary-general, Legal Adviser, Assistant Legal Adviser, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Chief Whip. These officers shall serve in the same capacity in the Executive Council, at the Convention, and in the Congress. The term of the current executive started from the 2017 convention and will end at the 2020 convention

Election and AppointmentAll officers of the Congress shall be elected as defined in Article XIV of this Constitution, with the exception of the Legal Adviser and the Assistant Legal Adviser. The Legal Adviser and Assistant Legal Adviser shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Congress in consultation with the Executive Council and shall be approved by the Board of Directors with a majority vote.

Professor Anthony Ejiofor – Chairman Sir (Dr.) Festus Okere – Vice Chairman Dr. Richard Nwachukwu – Secretary-General Dr. Celine Piri – Asst. Secretary General
Dr. Louis Okonkwo – Treasurer Dr. Humphrey Ihejirika – Financial Secretary Atty. Uzoma Ofodu – Legal Adviser Atty. Edwin Nwokocha – Asst. Legal Adviser
Basil Onwukwe                  Public Relations Officer Chief Chinonye L Madu      Chief Whip Chief Sampson Udeh –     HOD Recorder Dr. Ken Igwe              Executive Director
Chief Godwin Ndukwe – Dep Executive Director  Ejike Ekwuazi, Presiding Officer of HOD

Officers shall serve for a term of three (3) years.

Assumption of Duty
All officers of the Congress shall assume their duties at the close of the annual Convention of the Congress, except in the case of the Legal Adviser and Assistant Legal Adviser, who shall assume office upon approval by the Board of Directors.


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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