Ekweremadu, Nwodo take investment drive to Germany
Immediate past deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu; president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo; and Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, are among special guests expected at the second Annual Igbo Cultural Festival and Convention in Nürnberg, Germany.
Themed ‘Reawakening the Igbo Spirit in the 21st Century’, the programme will provide a forum for Ndigbo in the Diaspora to network and consult on important issues, especially investment. Organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany (NIG), the apex body of Igbo people living and working in Germany, the event is scheduled to take place on August 17, 2019.
According to a statement made available to The Guardian and signed by NIG coordinator, Oge Ozofor, the event committee chairman, Joe-blaise and NIG deputy coordinator, Nnaemeka Akanazu , the event will hold at Löwensaal am Tier Garten, Schmausenbruck Str. 166, 90480 Nürnberg, Germany.
Also expected are; Nigerian Consul-General in Frankfurt, Suleiman Dauda Umar; wife of the late Gburugburu Ndi Igbo and Ikemba Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Bianca; Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Group of Companies, Innocent Chukwuma, and His Majesty Eze Chukwuemeka Eri, Eze Akajiofo Igbo.
Others are Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former governor of Anambra State; Prof Mazi Ojiaku, Mike Okiro, former Nigerian IGP; Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo; John C. Ejinaka, former Nigerian Consul-General Frankfurt; governors of the five Southeastern states, among others.
According to the statement, “The event is part of our initiatives to expedite the integration of Nigerians in Germany into national development, by synchronising the activities of our diaspora groups with home-based organizations.
“It is also an opportunity to demonstrate our unity, to showcase the richness of our culture, our resilient and adaptable spirit, our unanimity in identifying with the high standard of our forebears and heroes of past”
It further said organisation would also use the opportunity to host and honour sons and daughters of Nigeria who, in spite of all odds, have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavor