Nnobi Town Union in North America has raised over $60,000 to rehabilitate their general hospital and provide health insurance for the elderly in their hometown.
The three-day event kicked off with a meet and greet at the home of retired Professor Ferdinand Ofodile, a plastic surgeon.
The Town Union’s aim is to equip Nnobi general hospital and make it a centre of excellence for more than primary healthcare services.
The funds will equip the hospital with 24-hour electricity, water supply, medical equipment, and decent residential spaces for doctors and consultants.
Speaking at the convention’s sideline on father’s day, the hosting affiliate’s president, NUNA in tri-state, Rev. Father Cosmos Nzeabalu, said, “We are doing nothing new or unique. We are just following in the footsteps of our fathers who built schools, post office, levied themselves to provide electricity to the town and other amenities that the government provide in other parts of the country.”
The gathering was also an opportunity for Nnobi people across America to meet each other face to face and for their children born abroad to connect with Nnobi cultures and traditions.
Nnobi dignitaries from around the globe came to grace the occasion. Those who came from Nigeria were the following: Igwe Nnobi, His Royal Highness Igwe (Engr.) Muodum Nick Obi, Omenyili Igwe Nnobi; High Chief Emeka Agbanari, Ike Idemili & CEO Seaman Group; and Barr. Emeka Okafor, Ide Nnobi.
From Maryland, US, came Chief Hamilton Ezeonu, Ikemba Nnobi, Professor Chuka Obah, Professor Peter Ezekwonna, Pastor Joe Ezeigbo, Professor Ikenna Uzuegbunam, Dubem Amakaeze, Joan Okigbo, Martin Ogbuachi and many others. From Virginia, Chief Samson Okafor and his wife, Dr. Stella Okafor. From Georgia, Dr. Clement Emeka Okpala, Sylva Okwudili Egbochue, and others. From Florida, Emma Ezenyi. From Michigan, Rev. Father Okey Okagbue. From Minnesota, Chief Godwin Okolue. From Dallas, Texas, Steve Ezeonu.
From the tri-state of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut were Prof. Ferdinand Ofodile, Akajiofo Nnobi: Dr. Charles Ezeonyim, Ezemgbede Nnobi; Sir Solomon Nduka, Sam Ngwudo, Eze Atukulu, Timothy Aghaji, Felix Okafor, David Ezekwesili, Theo Okanume, OJ Ifeanyichukwu and his wife, Dr. Ifeoma Ojukwu, Uche Ezeonyim, Fidelia Okeke, Ifeoma Udogwu, Dr. Chinwe Nduka, Edna Okonkwo and many others.
During the Saturday event, the organization elected a new set of executives who will champion the organization’s affairs for the next two years. Those elected into the new national executive were: OJ Ifeanyichukwu, president; Ebele Nwaenyi, Vice President; Steven Ezeonu, Secretary; Ikenna Uzuegbunam, Assistant Secretary; Sylvester Egbochue, Treasurer and Financial Secretary; Oby Ngwudo, Publicity Secretary and Rudolf Okonkwo, Provost.
The organization announced the Maryland branch as the host of the 2025 convention.