Diaspora engagement seems to be the new trend both nationally and at State level. Whilst we have the national activities anchored by ‘Mama Diaspora’ Rt. Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, we are also starting to see heightened Diaspora engagements on State levels!
In Imo State, the news of Diaspora activities maintain unrelenting momentum as the Office of the Governor on Diaspora, works round the clock to deal with the ever growing demands and collaborations from across the globe.
A few days ago, yet another organisation named Orlu National Assembly USA (ORAUSA) conducted a medical mission to IMSUTH (Imo State Teaching Hospital), donating several medical materials free of charge. Past Executives of this Association were on ground to see to the smooth running of this Medical mission. The current President general of ORAUSA in the person of Chief Tony Okpara was ably represented on the day by ‘two-time President’ of ORAUSA (Chief Gibson Chigbu).
Also representing the State on the day is, Cllr. Celia Osakwe-Hibbert, Special Adviser to the Governor on Diaspora Affairs, whilst standing in for the LGA, is the Chairperson herself, Mrs. Ifeoma Ndupu, who’s also the SSA Local Government Affairs.
Speaking to the Press, the Governor’s Special Adviser on Diaspora praised the Imo Diaspora community for their increased responsiveness under the current Government. Cllr. Celia, stated that, “Our Government is committed to fighting health inequality, bridging the gap of healthcare accessibility between our rural and urban areas. I’m proud that our Diaspora Community are now part of this health care revolution kickstarted by my Boss, Sen. Hope Uzodinma.
The SA Diaspora Imo State seized the opportunity to yet again invite all Diasporans to think home..