Nde K’anyi, I am highly motivated to address the issue of building an Ngwa complex at Aba, a project I believe if we accomplish, will elevate our community and fill a remarkable gap that has existed between us and our people at home.
As I think about this project, I am reminded of the following story:
Ndikanyi, may I state categorically that,
ALL TOO COMMON
The present economic situation can make this project to seem unachievable, since we all need extra money for ourselves and families. The question some of you may ask is: Where is the money to build the Ngwa Complex going to come from? At this very moment, you may not see it, but there lies the miracle that can only come if we exercise faith in God and dedicate ourselves to work towards this goal. It was faith that led Martin Luther King Jr. to dream big. It was faith that led Rosa Parks to refuse to stand up for the white oppressor in the bus so that you and I will sit on the bus, in our offices and in other public places without segregation. It was faith that led Christopher Columbus to set out for a journey that leads him to discover America; and yes, it is faith that leads all of us to come to this great country. I appeal to you to exercise faith and trust in God as we embark on the Ngwa Complex project. Having taken you through these details:
HERE ARE MY HUMBLE PROPOSALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
As President and CEO of the Ngwa National Association, and in furtherance of our objectives to unite Nde Ngwa, and in the best interest of our Ala-Ngwa, I make the following recommendations:
- That a befitting Ngwa Complex Center be built by NNAUSA in partnership with all other interested Ngwa organizations, private institutions, stakeholders, and individuals, at homeland and in the diaspora.
- That this proposed Ngwa Complex Center be situate at Aba or in another area where we can acquire sufficient land/space that can accommodate the purpose/building plan.
- That all funds raised today and during this NNAUSA Jubilee Convention be dedicated to the building of the Ngwa Complex Center.
- That member will not be levied for this project; rather, every Ngwa son and daughter will be encouraged to donate towards this project, voluntarily and according to their God- given ability.
- That any Ngwa son or daughter who donates at least 10 million naira towards this project will have a wing or section of the building named according to his or her choice.
- That our leaders and all our brothers and sisters visiting from Nigeria today organize an all-inclusive meeting of all Ngwa politicians, businessmen/women, religious leaders, Ndi Eze, organizations, and the who- is-who’s in Ala Ngwa, within three months, after this Convention, towards the execution of this project. NNAUSA will send delegate/s to the meeting to help highlight the importance of this project to our people back home.
We have sustained NNAUSA for 25 years, and we are also counting! We can also build an Ngwa Complex. It is not more than what we can do. So, I ask of us all: Let us give back to Ala Ngwa. We can never give more than Ala Ngwa has given to us.
By: B. O. Eguzouwa
President & CEO