Okorocha Goes To London, Addresses British Parliament On Situations In Nigeria
Imo State Governor and presidential aspirant under the platform of All
Progressives Congress, APC, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been confirmed as
the keynote speaker at a high-level conference slated for Thursday, 4th
December 2014 at the British House of Commons.
The conference, organized by African Diaspora Agenda (ADA), UK in
collaboration with BAME Labour, will be focusing on the activities that
will shape many African communities, both on the continent and in Diaspora
Of major importance at the parley will be issues around the attainment of the
Millennium Development Goals whose timeline is 2015; political transition
on the continent like the Nigerian election that is coming up next year;
and change within African Diaspora host country, like the United Kingdom,
whose general election is set for 2015.
Governor Rochas Okorocha, an active voice in the affairs of Nigeria and
Africa in general, will be delivering a speech titled: Transition & Civic
Engagements – What Does 2015 Portend? in which salient issues confronting
Nigeria, and its Diaspora population will be broadly addressed. It will
also give meaningful perspective to Nigeria's relationship with the
outside world including the United Kingdom.
According to ADA's Continent Director, Lekan Fatodu, the parley is timely and
strategically positioned to address the current needs of the African
people, home and abroad.
“This parley has been strategically set at this moment – which we at ADA
have termed the eve of 2015 – to send a strong reminder and message to all
hands in the affairs of Africa on the challenges ahead in the coming year
and how to tackle them frontally.
“The continent is still in dire need of purposeful leadership, political
will and vibrant citizens to reverse some anti-developmental trends which
include bad governance, insecurity, health crises and corruption amongst
others and this important conference presents an avenue to addressing
these issues with a framework to measuring outcomes and progress”, Lekan
The conference will be hosted by senior members of the British Parliament
namely Rt. Hon. Keith Vaz MP, Chair, Home Affairs Committee; and Chi
Onwura MP, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office). Also, top policy makers and
influential personalities such as Claude Moraes MEP, Deputy Leader,
European Parliament; Ka Jandu, Chair, BAME Labour; and Angela Gorman,
Founder, Life for African Mothers are confirmed guest speakers at the
The event is also planned to attract significant number of participants
who are passionate about the advancement of Africa and are interested in
investments on the continent.
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