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Okorocha Goes To London, Addresses British Parliament On Situations In Nigeria  

Source: pointblanknews.com

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

in 2015.
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

said.
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

conference.
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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