The city of Essen, Germany witnessed a kind show as Igbo elites, ‘the who is who’, captains of industry, and men of timber and caliber in the Diaspora thronged Germany for the Mbaise Europe 4th Convention. Present at the event was Amb Wahab Adekola Akande, the Councsul General Frankfurt Germany.
Amongst those who graced the occasion is Rowland Okorie, Chief Executive Officer of Equity Concepts Entertainment and founder of Project NWAFOR Igbo who flew in from Las Vegas, United States of America to present Project NWAFOR Igbo to his Igbo folks.
Speaking on the event, overjoyous Okorie said; “The convention is a huge success… where would I have been if not Germany with my people?”
Okorie, used the medium to present Project NWAFOR Igbo as Igbos all over the world gather in Germany to address the way forward to their development and epitomize other countries, unveiling the blueprint and strategy on how development can come to Igbo land.
The convention was attended by the Nigerian Ambassador to France; President Mbaise Europe, Hon. Kingsley Ajunwa; Vice Board Chairman, Mbaise Europe, Ezeji Vitus Madu; Chairman, Mbaise Europe Convention 2023, Chief (Dr.) Okwudiri Divine Nwandu and his beautiful wife; His Excellency, Chief Sam Daddy, PDP Governorship Candidate in Imo State, HRH Eze Leo Nwokocha Ato.
The occasion also featured the founding members and delegates from US which include; SOS Echendu KSC – President Mbaise USA; Chief Charles Iwejuo – Chairman US Board of Delegates; Dr. and Mrs. Law Osondu and Chief Wilson Iwuh who was the MC of the occasion. Raymond Onyekwere a home care giant, eating into the mapping in competition of Dallas DWF/Fort Worth home heath care which is about 4 miles to one of the biggest airport in the world. Dr and Mrs Charles Iwejuo all the way from US,
Project NWAFOR Igbo attracted interests from investors and among those that showed interests on the initiative were the Chief Executive Officer of Ikechi Global Services, an export and import guru, and Dr. Chinedu Anyawu, CEO, Pichichi Ventures, a man well known all over Europe for his business assurity.
The event also had in attendance personalities and dignitaries of Igbo extraction like Hon. Emeka Chinedu – Member Federal House of Representatives (Ahiazu Mbaise and Ezinihitte Federal Constituency), Patron Mbaise Europe; Sir Stanley Amuche, Executive Director, Fidelity Bank; former Member of Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Nkem S Romanus Onyebuchi Anyanwu.
The event was a topnotch, and it is said to be one of the biggest African gatherings in Germany as Igbos scattered all over Europe gathered at Essen, Germany for the event. Powerful women leaders like Lady Chika Chime aka Ebony.
However, project NWAFOR Igbo is set to be launched in the city of Las Vegas, United States of America (USA) with new partnership deals coming in from Chief Osuji in Holland who was also another lover of Igbo projects.
According to the convener, the date for Project NWAFOR Igbo launch will be announced soon, Okorie stated that before the announcements of the date that they want to finalize setting up their Secretariats in Las Vegas (USA), Nigeria and Ghana.
Speaking further on the plans, Okorie stated that the organisers are working on the publicity plans which will involve adverts placement on key Nigerian television stations, radio jingles, social media influencers, including comedians while newspapers will also be engaged.
Okorie said; “We will discuss with the US Embassy for those who need to attend all over the world because they will need visas to attend. We will work it out with the department responsible for that as we still have a lot of time ahead.”
“The American standard is what we need in our land. We will utilize American companies to structure our land and organize it just like we would want it to be. We will create millions of jobs across the eastern part of Nigeria.”
“We will capture insecurities in our land with the help of our global security outfits from the US. We will build our states and the Igbos will pay for their own development. All hands must be on deck to achieve this new vision for our states.”
“We are using this opportunity to reach out to every NWAFOR Igbo to sign up and create a profile on our website www.projectnwaforigbo.com and be part of history. We will not wait anymore.”
Okorie, also used the medium to appreciate the organisers of Mbaise Europe Convention for the platform provided to present Project NWAFOR project to his Igbo brothers.
Okorie said; “I want to thank everyone especially Rev. Cannon Augustine Nwaekwe, Board Chairman – Mbaise Europe for his tireless efforts, Chairman 2023 Convention Planning Committee, Essen – Germany, Mr. Nobert Ogbonna Chikeruba, Hon. Zephrynus Zeph Ike (PRO) all the way from Ireland whose energy cannot be questioned, Emeka Ugo – Secretary Planning Committee, his works are like pregnant a woman that cannot be hidden from public recognition, Mr. Okwuudiri Ngonye, an Mbaise based Italian whose style and command in execution of his duty is admired by all and sundry.”
It is interesting to know that Mbaise people are spread all over Europe and they have heads of various chapters representing each country in Europe. Sir Chief Albert Odoemene is the member of IC from Ireland Chapter, Chief Chima Dunstan Ezeh – member IC (Belgium Chapter), Hon. Chika Christiantus Keke – member IC (France chapter), Hon. Esther Emejuru is the assistant, E.S Mbaise Europe and member IC (Padora – Italy chapter), Hon. Okoro Philip Amaechi, member IC (Italy chapter), Hon. Paschal Chukwu, member IC (Holland chapter), Hon. Ulunma Unogu, member IC (Italy chapter), Hon. Charles Christian Ogu, member IC (Spain chapter), Hon. Sunny Uzoma Anyanwu, member IC (Austria chapter).
Okorie, said he cannot do without thanking some individuals that gave their best to ensure that the event was a huge success.
He said; “My greatest respect to Vice President Wise Ibeji, Co-host with the MC who turned out to be a powerful combination, Hon. Kaire Uzodimma – Treasurer Mbaise Erurope who worked alongside with the Chairman, Godson Buma – Mbaise Ruhr Germany.” I also appreciate help i got from some igbos students Egbuniwe Anwah and Chinonso Agomuoh studying in Germany their contributions where seen all the way.
Okorie also gave a shout out to the late Sir Warrior’s son, Ajusieugo. He said; “A shout out to big dude Chief Anthony Nwachukwu Awolowo and his family. My regards, Elu Na Ala Mbaise and his family, Chief Chidiebre Anyanwu, Chief Lady Stella Nkechi Felix, CEO/Founder of Star Home Care Foundation, based in Netherlands and Star Elderly Home Care Amsterdam.”Ike Chris and Kenneth an amiable business icons from France.
The keynote speaker was Mrs. Ekwe who spoke on her academic seminar. Other special dignitaries present at the event were Chief Mrs. Peggy Azeez, Hon. Ben Echieh, Mazi Boniface Iwuh, former Chairman, Mbaise Europe (Austria), he is also a member, Board of Delegates, Chief Emmanuela Njoku, Lady Tina Nwanyi Chimereze, Mazi, Akakwam Jude, Mr. Godwin Okenwa, Mr. Ugochukwu Anyanwu, Mrs. Livnus Uloneme, Mr. Steven Iwuoha, Mrs. Mercy Onwuka, family of Stanley Emeka Nwachukwu, family of Chinyere Eke, Mrs. Ezinne Anngrace Achugo, family of Pastor Kenneth Funmilayo Ugoh, Stanley Achibiri, etc