Ndi-Igbo in the Diaspora under the aegis of Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation USA, Inc. (PNF USA) have announced the winner of the most coveted award, the 2012 Platinum Leadership Award. He is Dr. Ikedi G. Ohakim, described as a trailblazer, bold and transformational leader.He was the executive governor of Imo State where he demonstrated an unparallel leadership and innovative ideas under an intense scrutiny. The scrutiny did not deter his bold ideas and the implementation of those bold ideas. He took on the godfathers in Imo State and eradicated the concept in order to empower credible people who wanted to serve their state. Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, who used his position and his wealth of knowledge to inspire, uplift and touch the lives of so many people around Nigeria, particularly in Imo State is our choice for the 2012 Platinum Leadership Award.
This award is given to someone who has exemplified him/herself in various works of life with ardent commitment to serving humanity particularly in an executive role. An individual, who advocates for human rights, compassion, honest leadership, and empowerment of all citizenry, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, a renowned leader, a technocrat, a manager, and a man of the people, excelled the criteria set for the coveted award.
In a phone conversation with a representative of PNF USA, Inc., Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, a towering personality, expressed how elated he was about the news. He happily and wholeheartedly accepted to receive the award on April 7, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. In a subsequent letter of acceptance, Ohakim said, “I received your letter inviting me to attend and receive the 2012 Platinum Leadership Award during the Pan Ndigbo Political Conference scheduled to take place in Dallas, Texas and I am delighted to accept.” “I will be looking forward to participating in the conference,” he added.
It is truly our honor to confer this award to Chief/Dr. Ikedi Ohakim. Chief Ohakim is also the keynote speaker during the Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation (PNF-USA, Inc.) 10th Anniversary and New Members’ Induction Banquet on April 7, 2012. The theme of this high profile event is: “Building Capacity and Repositioning Ndi Igbo for Collective Relevance in Nigerian Body Polity”. The event’s venue is the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria, 14901 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75240 USA. The hotel’s phone number is (972) 661-2800.
A political pressure group, the Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation is a national organization with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, United States. PNF USA, Incorporated, founded 10 years ago, is a platform for the articulation, development, promotion, and protection of the common/political interests of Ndi-Igbo in particular and Nigeria in general.