2012 NNEWI-USA CONVENTION COMMUNIQUE
July 14, 2012.
Resolutions Reached at the 2012 Dallas Convention
1. NUSA Financial Issues
NUSA Financial Secretary, Ifeanacho Okeke, was charged with finishing the transferring of the funds in our Nnewi account, into the United States account or open domiciliary account in dollar, due to the depreciating value and deteriorating financial situation in Nigeria.
2. August 2011 Medical Mission to Nnewi
NUSA formally congratulated members of the 2011 Medical mission to Nnewi, led by Dr. Ndubueze Okonkwo Nmutaka aku), for a stellar job. NUSA also extended its gratitude to all those members involved in transferring hospital beds from the United States to Akwudo Hospital, Nnewi.
3. Youth Active Participation in Future NUSA Conventions
Effective immediately, our youth will start playing active role in the affairs of NUSA. Our female members, led by Mrs. Anita Emefo(Atlanta chapter), volunteered to work with our youths in all of our local chapters, in preparation for annual conventions. It was also suggested that one or two NUSA offices be left open for our youth to fill during the next elections.
4. The Nkwo Nnewi Triangle Development & Library Project
Representatives of Nzuko Ora Nnewi, led by Dr. Benson Aghazu (Kpakpando Nnewi) and Senator Onyeabo Obi (Os’-oji Nnewi), formally informed NUSA members that the NUSA library project for Nnewi will not be located at the Nkwo Triangle. Rather, a different location for the construction of the said library will be identified by Nzuko-Ora Nnewi and NUSA.
5. NUSA Membership with Nzuko-Ora Nnewi
President of Nzuko-Ora Nnewi, Agu Onyeka, through his representative, Dr. Benson Aghazu (Kpakpando Nnewi), advised/suggested that NUSA joins the Nzuko Ora Nnewi through its local chapters in order to have more impact and voting rights on issues.
6. The Anambra 2014 Project
The NUSA Board of Trustees chairman, Dr. Ajulu Uzodike(Ozi-Uzo Nnewi), also the chairman of the Nkwo Triangle Development, informed members that the Anambra 2014 Project Team has resolved to bring out an Nnewi citizen as a gubernatorial candidate for the 2014 Anambra elections. A Blue-Print for the selection of such a candidate was shared by the team members in attendance. Copies of the candidate’s desired qualifications were shared to members in attendance. The Anambra 2014 Team members in attendance were Dr. Ajulu Uzodike(Ozi-Uzo Nnewi), Senator Onyeabo Obi(Ose-Oji Nnewi), Dr. Ben Aghazu(Kpakpando Nnewi), and Attorney Echezona Etiaba.
7. NUSA Executive to Continue for the Next 12 Months
Due to the botched elections at the Dallas convention, Chike Momah (Nnabuenyi Nnewi)’s motion that the out-going NUSA executive be brought back to continue to steer the affairs of the organization for the next 12 months till the next convention in 2013, when fresh elections will be held, was supported and adopted by members in attendance.
8. Hosting of the NUSA 2013 Convention
Boston chapter will host the 2013 convention, since they were initially slated to host the 2012 convention but deferred to Dallas.
Special gratitude is being extended to the panel of guest speakers at our 2012 NUSA Convention in Dallas- keynote speaker, Dr. Ben Aghazu(Kpakpando Nnewi), for an inspirational speech, guest speaker Professor Ofomata, guest speaker Dr. Ajulu Uzodike, chairman NUSA Board of directors(Ozi-Uzo Nnewi), guest speaker Senator Onyeabo Obi(Ose-Oji Nnewi), guest speaker Dr. Cletus Ibeto(Omekannia Nnewi).
NUSA collectively thank Dr. Cletus Ibeto(Omekannia Nnewi) for his grand donation of $100,000 – NUSA Dallas local chapter($25,000) and NUSA national ($75,000). May the Good Lord continue to replenish your purse.
Finally, our collective gratitude goes to the NUSA Dallas chapter under the leadership of its president, Mrs. Ethel Momah(Arunne), for playing host to an epoch making NUSA convention, all NUSA members who travelled from far and near to be at the convention, are commended for all of their efforts. It was indeed, an Anedo gathering.
May the Good Lord continue to bless our hometown of Nnewi.
Sign: Nathan Momah, Reginald I. Obiamalu,
President, NUSA. Secretary-General, NUSA