Meeting the gentleman behind the wheel of @ipannigeria, Mr Lawrence Onuzulike, President of IPAN, is always awesome, well-traveled, educated and an astute businessman. A president who seek not to divide but unify, savvy and a shrewd human resources and capacity development manager, very conscious of Igbos interest in the Nigerian polity, promoting and spreading the ideals of IPAN wherever he goes.
Mr Onuzulike is surrounded by his able lieutenants Chukwuemeka Nwachukwu, the Vice President and Chief Of Staff at IPAN, and other executives of IPAN who are working jointly and severally to spread the tentacles of IPAN to the nooks and crannies of the globe, and especially around the hamlets of NDIGBO Nigeria.
IPAN is driven by the need to put the Igbos on a sound pedestal as Nigeria journeys to greatness.
We’re of the belief that lagging behind in that journey to greatness while other tribes are building bridges and extending hands of handshake across the River Niger and Benue for a united Nigeria, will be of great disservice to the Igbos when such greatness is attained.
We’re independent and law abiding.
We’re not out to undermine the progress of other similar organizations or join issues with them, unless where such organizations tend to infringe on the right of IPAN to aspire for the progress of united peaceful Nigeria.
We therefore need the wholesome support of IPAN spirited individuals and cooperate organizations for the journey ahead.
Igbos cannot be left behind in the scheme of things where, as we know abinitio, the forerunners of one indivisible Nigeria are the IGBOS of Nigeria.
IPAN have achieved a lot within a short space of time. Most importantly, we have created a very solid awareness base and we have galvanized support for the course for which IPAN stand for.
We have drowned the voice of the dissenters and helped to disabuse the minds of many Nigerians against NDIGBO.
We have corrected the erroneous impression that all Igbos are in favour of the antecedents of OHANAEZE NDIGBO and especially IPOB.
IPAN has initiated the construction of bridges across river Niger and Benue. The handshake across the Niger and Benue have started yielding fruit in earnest, with the parley between IPAN and the executives of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Southeast Zone, an example. The meeting was of very tremendous success as the leadership of (MACBAN) vowed to work harmoniously with the Igbos for a Progressive Nigeria (IPAN) in promoting peace in the country, especially in the Southeast. It was a memorable event that will stand the test of time.
Our visit to the site of the 2nd Niger Bridge, the Onitsha-Owerri interchange and the Onitsha river port bore testimony to the fact that we are not being neglected after all as being echoed by the separatist movements.
IPAN sponsorship of the 60th year independence essay competition was a masterstroke. It was undertaken to bring out the best of our teeming youths as the essay was designed to carry them along in our quest for good governance, one Nigeria and unity in diversity.
The last but not the least, IPAN seasoned activities in the social media is unparalleled and second to none.
Our articles in the conventional media were equally well educative and informative.
We made effective use of different media platforms, especially the social media, to put across our objectives, aims and agendum to far and wide. Thanks to the IPAN media team which acted as the engine of IPAN from where important decisions were taken before execution. You guys were wonderful.
To every other groups or persons that contributed to the success of IPAN in the year 2020, may God bless all of you.
By Mr Oliver Okeke
Businessman, political and public opinion analyst.
Head of Media IPAN Worldwide and Coordinator of IPAN Southeast.