A milestone has been reached in the Igbo movement by the merger of the “Igbo Women Assembly” and the “Onye Mara Nwanneya” based in Lagos, in a meeting held at the Secretariat of the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) Enugu.

The Onyemara Maranwanneya team came all the way from Lagos to Enugu to mark this historic event. The meeting was a huge success, and the following were among the resolutions reached-

i. That the two organizations have agreed to work as one organization under the name “Igbo Women Assembly (IWA)”.

ii. That “Onyemara nwanne ya” will be the slogan of the merger.

iii. That the merger (Igbo Women Assembly) will register as an Affiliate of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) and will work with ADF in the struggle for a revitalized Igbo nation.

iii. Mrs. Maria Okwor was nominated as the National President, while Mrs. Nneka Chimezie was nominated as the National Coordinator of IWA.

The attendance of the meeting includes representatives from both Igbo Women Assembly and members of Onye mara nwanne ya. Among the witnesses were Prof Uzodinma Nwala – President Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) and Architect Eric Eyutche – Vice-Chairman ADF Enugu chapter.


Hon Mrs. Maria Okwo
National President

Mrs. Nneka Chimezie
National Coordinator

Prof Uzodinma Nwala
ADF President.

January 19, 2021.