IMSUAA congratulates Obi on emergence as IPAC Director-General
- Charges him to proffer solution to Nigeria’s electoral apathy.
The leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association (IMSUAA), on behalf of all registered members of the body heartily congratulates one of its best, Prince Chinedu Obi on his emergence as Director General of Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, (IPAC).
The Alumni views Prince Obi’s appointment as meritorious and worthwhile owing to the fact that previous positions he held in the Alumni were capped with achievements, and expressed optimism that his qualities and leadership skills will aid him to replicate the same.
“We are happy that one of us is leading all registered political parties in Nigeria in an advisory capacity to be able to redeem our country’s already depleted electoral image. As a leader with requisite knowledge, we are sure that he will provide solutions to curb Nigeria’s current electoral apathy.”
Prince Obi, as DG of Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, (IPAC) will take drastic measures to reposition the Council into a viable organization to help in developing an enviable political culture for the country.
The Alumni further charges the new IPAC helmsman to proffer strong political culture required to rescue the failing electoral management body, political parties and governments at all levels, adding that such solution should also be extended to the nation’s democracy from drifting into total anarchy.
Prince Chinedu Obi (JP), Fellow Chartered Institute of Forensics and Fraud Investigators of Nigeria (CIFCFIN), and Member, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations was born to His Royal Highness, Eze C.A.D. Obi, Eshi II of Umueshi, Ideato South L.G.A., Imo State, Nigeria on May 14, 1965.
Prince Chinedu is a master strategist, selfless and committed natural leader with passion for excellence and good governance. He is a highly motivated and result-oriented professional Sociologist and Anthropologist, and an alumnus of Imo State University, Owerri, with more than 26 years of in-depth experience in Public Relations, Relationship Building and Management in the public and private sectors of the economy with great experience in Management Consulting, Project Management, Media Relations, Product Marketing and Human Resources Development.
His achievements in these areas are driven by best practice and global standards. Prince Obi has held senior managerial positions with exceptional performance records both in the Public and Private sector. Prince Obi is a strategic initiator and has pioneered several start-ups. He is the Group Chief Operating Officer, Machine and Equipment Corporation Africa and Partner, Discovery Cycle Professionals.
He was recently appointed as the Director-General of THE INITIATIVES, a body of a league of some cerebral serving and former members of the House of Representatives; a group he co-pioneered as Lead Consultant. Prince Obi was the Pioneer Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Imo State University, Alumni Association and now Chairman, League of National Patrons of the Alumni Association.
He had served as National Welfare Officer and National Organizing Secretary of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC). He was the National Publicity Secretary and Spokesperson of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) and currently, its National Welfare Officer. Prince Obi brings to his new assignment wealth of experience, high integrity, capacity and competence.
While congratulating him for the appointment, the Alumni therefore enjoins the DG to feel free to consult its members where necessary for possible assistance.
Wizkid’s Disc Jockey, DJ Tunez’s Laptop Stolen in Maimi
DJ Tunez has lost his laptop in Maimi. According to the official disc jockey of afrobeats star, Wizkid, he said he lost his laptop bag at the Afronation Festival in Maimi, United States, during the weekend. He said the laptop bag contained his working laptop and pleaded with whoever is in possession of it to return it to him. Tunez disclosed this via his Instastory recently. He promised a cash reward to anyone that finds it. He wrote, “I lost my laptop bag in Maimi please if anyone finds it contact me!Cash reward!“My Starboy DJ laptop ooo.”
I Didn’t See It Coming – Keyamo Reacts to National Honour
Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has reacted after President Muhammadu Buhari conferred a National Honour, Commander of the Order of the Niger, CON, on him. Reacting on Sunday, Keyamo said he was conferred along with other “deserving and distinguished Nigerians”, saying he was number 15 in the list. Keyamo thanked and prayed for Buhari, asking God to honour the president as he did to others. The statement reads, “I was very delighted to wake up this morning to the news of the conferment on my humble self of one of the highest National Honours of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) (No. 15 on the list).“I had no single inkling this was coming and for this I am grateful to the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.“His style is to give honours and privileges to those deserving of them and not those who lobby for them. Thank you, Mr. President and may God Almighty continue to honour you even as you have honoured others”.
President Buhari Confers Citizenship On 385 Foreigners
Nigeria’s Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred citizenship on 385 foreign nationals, The Nation reports.He declared them worthy Nigerians after meeting all necessary conditions. The conferment was conducted on behalf of the President by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at Gen Abdulraman Danbazzau Conference Hall, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Headquarters, Abuja. Buhari said his administration gave citizenship to more foreigners than any administration so far, asserting that the gesture was to encourage foreign investment and boost the nation’s economy. He described those conferred the citizenship as worthy of the honour, saying they have contributed in various fields of human endeavours to the development of the country.The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said those conferred with the citizenship met the stringent conditions attached to it, and called for the review of the Nigerian Constitution to allow more foreign nationals apply for citizenship. He said in Europe and United States, foreigners who had lived there could apply for citizenship after 5 years, but wondered why in Nigeria foreigners would have to wait for 15 years before they could apply for Nigeria citizenship. He however commended Buhari for initiating policies that make application for citizenship attractive to foreign nationals, saying from the records a total of 671 have been conferred with Nigeria citizenship within the past five years. Aregbesola said: ”That we have a high number of foreigners willing to become Nigerians is an indication that the on-going efforts of the Federal Government to make Nigeria a destination for investment and peaceful coexistence is beginning to yield good fruits.“I must state also that it is under our administration that the largest number of foreigners have been naturalised. “Between 2011 and 2013,a total of 266 foreigners became Nigerians. In 2017, 335 people took up Nigerian citizenship. But last year, 286 foreigners and today at this ceremony, 385, making a total of 671 have acquired Nigerian citizenship.“I am still not pleased with this figure. In Europe and America, thousands of foreigners are inducted into citizenship every year. They do this to attract youths and people in their prime who would like to contribute to the development of their countries.“The bane of the smooth pathway to Nigerian citizenship however is the constitutional requirement of continuous residency in Nigeria for 15 years.” This is a huge disincentive, considering that in the United States and most European countries, it is five years. Some of these countries have made a habit of snatching young and resourceful brains – who after four years of schooling and working for just one year – through easy pathways, to obtain quality migration to their countries.” I will therefore urge the relevant institutions of state to reconsider this in the next effort at amendment to the constitution. We ought to have easier pathways to citizenship for foreigners than currently obtains.”
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