Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, has urged Aguata-Orumba community living in the United States of America, AOU-USA, not to relent in building stronger union and a stronger Anambra State.
Ekwueme, who addressed the diaspora group recently on its 8th bi-annual convention held in Seattle, Washington with the theme, ‘’A grassroots need calling for Diaspora action’, ’also urged the group to continually sustain the Igbo culture, customs, practices, traditions and values in diaspora for the betterment of present generation and posterity in the South eastern Nigeria.
Accordingly, the convention was designed to sensitize, galvanize, and attract their members from all over United States, including some visitors from the homeland to the Emerald City to contribute to the socio-economic development of Old Aguata Local Government Area in particular, as well as Anambra State in general.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the National President of the group, Nze Emeka Ezeonwu, said that the convention theme was quite appropriate especially for the current political situation in Nigeria.
Accordingly, after the business session of the convention, the following resolutions were reached:
*The approval and adoption of the revised By-laws presented at the Convention was postponed until all parochial have had the opportunity to review. That resolutions reached by each parochial reported back to the joint executives and Board of Directors within six months starting from June 28, 2015 and a copy thereof be inserted in our Constitution after approval and adoption.
*That all parochial should fully comply with all the provisions and requirements of the revised Bylaws after ratification
* The approved Vision Mission will be implemented in the three (3) local government areas of AOU-USA (Aguata, Orumba North, and Orumba South Local Government Areas). The Mission which is scheduled for August, 2015, is intended to advance equal access as well as promote understanding, respect, and opportunity for people who are visually impaired or challenged, especially for their independence and economic vitality.
*That expansion and strengthening of AOU-USA in our homeland, necessitates forming and sustaining effective partnership with stakeholders of AOU at the homeland to ensure cross-fertilization of ideas and strategies for political and economic development of our region.