In 1996 two brethren met in an office in Chicago with the burning desire to address the sorry state of the Igbo nation. Out of that and many other meetings, after most if not all Igbo organizations had labeled these brethren fanatical, and their ideas too radical that had to be avoided and rejected by all means possible, and out of frustration, the research organization, Ekwe Nche, was formed to address and find a solution to the sorry plight of the Igbo Nation.
Behind these brethren were a group of uncompromising Igbo American elder-statesmen, the late Maazi Jacob Charruthers (PhD), Maazi Anderson Thompson (PhD), Maazi Ausbra Ford (Prof.) and a foremost Pan-Africanist Maazi Nicholas Thompson, from the Ga Nation in Ghana.
That was the birth of the Igbo Renaissance Movement and the Igbo Biafara Peaceful Actualization Movement. This Movement did not take off until a very special elder-Statesman, who we will always consider the father of Igbo, gave his blessing to the aims of this Movement.
Nna anyi, Okechukwu Ikejiani, just as Moses led the children of Israel to their promised land, Israel, it has been ordained that you will lead Umu Chukwu, to the promised land Biafara. But unlike Moses, your feet will stand on that promised land and you will make that victorious speech in praise of Chukwu Okike, the Mighty Yah, you promised Igbo – it has been written, so it shall be ISEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
This journey did not get into full gear until an Igbo American – Maazi EzeNdubuisi came on board. Thanks to Maazi EzeNdubuisi, a major component, the DIASPORAN IGBO, was added to this Movement. Igbo went from a population of a mere forty million to a population of over two hundred million and counting; from a nation with very few friends if any, to a nation with millions of blood brethren all over the world; from a nation with very little land, to a nation with infinite land all over the world. This coming together of Igbo worldwide, brought about the mainstay of this Movement, ‘The Sanctification of all the Igbo Landing Sites in the New World’.
On the 1 st of July 1998, Ekwe Nche applied for non profit status. On the 13 th of August 1999, the application was approved, and Ekwe Nche became a 501(c)(3) organization.
Below is the article 4 of the articles of incorporation of Ekwe Nche organization:
Article 4. The purposes for which the corporation is organized are:
From a hand full of brethren, in less than eight years, the Biafara Movement has spread from Chicago to every part of the world. Most importantly on the 24 th of August 2004, OHA gave her blessing to the Biafara Movement by throwing her full support behind the aims of this MOVEMENT.
Who are we?
EKWE NCHE RESEARCH INSTITUTE/ORGANIZATION IS THE FATHER OR THE FOUNDER OF BOTH THE ‘IGBO RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT’ AND THE ‘BIAFARA ACTUALIZATION MOVEMENT’.
(Igwe bu Ike strength in numbers)
P. O. Box 1994 A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Harvey , IL 60426
Ekwe Nche is a worldwide based organization of all IGBO of American, Cuban, Haitian, Jamaican, African, etc descent. She is the vanguard of IGBO tradition and culture.
To worship Almighty God, The Supreme Being, in accordance with IGBO culture and tradition;
To promote the Spiritual, cultural, educational, civic, social, literary, scientific and benevolent advancement of Ndi Igbo;
To conduct research in other to facilitate the accurate dissemination of information to be used to actively stop all forms and acts of genocide perpetrated and/or engaged upon IGBO people worldwide;
To strive for unity of Igbo around COLLECTIVE leadership models focusing toward the realization of a sovereign and independent Igbo nation-state;
To actively seek and prosecute all those responsible for crimes of genocide against Ndi Igbo and all those responsible for anti IGBO propaganda;
To locate and sanctify all Igbo landing sites in the New World.
IGBO CULTURE: Establishment of IGBO house in every city where there are Ndi Igbo. To actively research, document and practice IGBO culture and tradition.
IGBO EDUCATION: Establishment of IGBO schools in every city where there are Ndi Igbo, with a strong emphasis in speaking, reading and writing IGBO language.
IGBO FAMILY: Re-establishment and emphasizing the IGBO family values and the upbringing of our children in IGBO ways.
IGBO LANGUAGE: Establishment of IGBO newspapers, radio, television and cinema, theater, Internet and other communications services.
IGBO LEADERSHIP: Re-establishment of the True and Time Tested Collective Leadership models with the Elder-statesman/stateswoman as the highest achievable position, a position that can only be attained through a life long service to Ndi IGBO.
IGBO MONEY: Promotion of the strong economic financial growth and success of Ndi IGBO worldwide with emphasis in establishing and developing IGBO banks, companies, industries, real estate, etc.
IGBO NATION: Establishment of the Republic of Biafara based on Igbo culture, tradition and philosophy
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