Chief John Nnia Nwodo, Ike Ukehe, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndiigbo will tomorrow feature in a London Lecture titled: ‘Next Generation Nigeria: Participation, Accountability and National Cohesion’
Chief John Nnia Nwodo, President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, will examine Nigeria’s efforts at nation-building, the reality of citizenship, as well as power-sharing and devolution as strategies for strengthening democracy and accountability.
Watch Ohanaeze PG LIVE at Chatham House
Event time: 27 September 2017 – 12:00 to 13:00
THEME: Next Generation Nigeria: Participation, Accountability and National Cohesion
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Chief John Ogbonnia Ugwuamakofia Nwodo (Ike Ukehe) was born on December 11, 1952, into the family of Igwe John Ugwuamakofia Nwodo, Okwulora of Ukehe, a former Eastern Nigerian Minister of Commerce and Industry and later Minister of Local Government and Mrs. Josephine Nwodo.
He is a graduate of Economics from the University of Ibadan, and of Law, from the London School of Economics. In 1983, Chief ‘Nnia Nwodo was appointed Minister of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the age of 31; in 1998 he was appointed Minister of Information. He was a candidate for president of the country at the 2003 elections.
Chief ‘Nnia Nwodo is the President-Heneral of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The name Ohanaeze is Igbo for “the collective of Igbo people and their leaders”, and was formed in 1970, after the Nigeria – Biafra war, as the undisputed apex socio-cultural organization of Igbo people worldwide.
Ohanaeze articulates, projects and protects the interests and values of the Igbo nation; within the context of an overriding vision for a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria, that is founded on justice, equity, fairness and respect for the inalienable rights of all citizens.