Board of Trustees

Composition: – Members of the Board of Trustees as registered


a. Responsible for day-to-day management of the affairs of ADF

b. Proposes agenda for the meetings of the various organs of ADF, however, each organ is free to add and/or modify such an agenda.
c. Supervises the Secretariat and the various Standing Committees.


a. Alaigbo Council is the Supreme organ of the ADF.
b. Responsible for the General Policy of ADF.
c. Election of the Working Committee
d. Financial Control and Approval of Budget
e. Shall meet at least twice a year.


i.. An affiliate must be a pan-Igbo Association known to have been active in the promotion and protection of Igbo interests

ii. Shall be formally registered with ADF.

iii. Shall abide by the ADF Constitution


i.. Shall meet once in a year

ii.. Shall deal with issues put before it by the Council.

iii. Shall determine the modalities for implementing concrete programme of Cultural, Economic and social development of Igbo land.

ADF and other Pan-Igbo organizations


i. Alaigbo Development Foundation shall establish ALAIGBO TRUST FUND for the purposes of promoting activities pertaining to its basic objectives, namely, protection and advancement of Igbo Culture and Civilization as well as the development of Igbo nation.
ii. ALAIGBO TRUST FUND shall have a Management Board comprising 12 – 15 members of highly respected Igbo citizens of proven integrity and who accept the aims and objectives of Alaigbo Development Foundation.
iii. The Board shall disburse funds for the execution of projects approved by the ALAIGBO COUNCIL
iv. Financial Reports on projects funded by the Trust Fund shall be deposited with Alaigbo Council and the Management Board of the Trust Fund.
v. There shall be annual audit of the Trust Fund and the Auditor’s report shall be forwarded to Alaigbo Council for necessary action.
Membership of the Trust Fund shall be for four years renewable for a second and last tenure of four years.


a. Research and Documentation.
b. Finance and Budget.
c. Contact and Mobilization.
d. Publicity and Information
e. Diaspora and International Relations
f. Electoral Committee
g. Projects Committee.
h. Legal Unit
i. Security


i. These are to be created by the Working Committee as the need arises provided their functions do not clash with the responsibility of any Standing Committee.

ii. An Ad Hoc Committee shall wind up at the expiration of its assignments.

i. Individual Membership
ii. Affiliates
iii. Membership either as an individual or an Affiliate is secured on payment of Membership fee as approved by Alaigbo Council: –
iv. The Committee on Contact and Mobilization Committee shall handle all issues relating to membership of ADF.
v. Expulsion of any member requires Council action by way of two-thirds majority votes of members present and voting.
vi. Every prospective or actual member must make a declaration to abide by the Constitution of ADF, copy of which must be given to him/her and signed for at the point of Registration.

Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) is a body of intellectuals, clergy, elders, public figures women and youth and some pan-Igbo Associations working for the immediate and long-term Socio-cultural and Economic Rebirth and Development of Igbo-land, on the basis of a comprehensive National Charter.


The Council of ALAIGBO DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ADF) elected ADF Working Committee and Chairmen of the Standing Committees at its Inaugural meeting held in Enugu on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

The Board of Trustees of ADF


Dr Dozie Ikedife , (Chairman)
Ikenga Nnewi, CON, (Chairman of BOT),British-trained Obstetrician and Gynecologist, ex- President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Chairman Anambra Elders Council.

T. Uzodinma Nwala (President of ADF)
Distinguished Professor of Social and Political Philosophy, Father of Contemporary African Philosophy in the 20th Century Academy, Statesman associated with the founding of some major institutions of our society- NYSC, ASUU,G-34, Rotational Presidency, Six -Geo-political zones in Nigeria, PDP, etc. former Chairman, United Nations Youth Caucus and Chief Representative of ISMUN at the UN. Coordinator of the First Festival on Igbo Civilization. Author of Igbo Philosophy. Coordinator of International Colloquium on the Igbo Question in Nigeria, President of ADF.

Elder (Dr) Kalu Uke Kalu CON (Vice Chairman, BOT)
Fellow And Life Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales), Business Economist, former Chairman Union Bank Of Nigeria plc, Chairman, Skoup & Company Ltd, a flag-ship Indigenous firm of Associated Business Consultants in Nigeria. .
Barth Nnaji, CON, NNOM, FAEng, FAS. (Member, BOT)
Distinguished professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Former Minister of Science & Technology, former Chairman of the Task Force on Power, ex-Minister of Power,(Member BOT), holder of several honorary degrees

Chief Innocent Nwoga (CON) (Member, BOT)
Ex- Secretary, Imo State Government, Ex-Federal Minister of Establishment

“HRH Princess Alu Ibiam, (Member BOT)
The Regent of Unwana Kingdom in Ebonyi State.

Chief Emmanuel Okey Nwankwo. (Member BOT)
Chief Executive Officer of Woodman World Import and Export company and a real estate investor based in New York City, USA; Chairman of The Renaissance Forum (TRF-USA), an Igbo Political Think Tank, promoter of Igbo culture and language.

Bishop Obi Udemezue Onubogu, (Member, BOT)
President/Head Pastor of Rock Family Church Nigeria, Block Chairman of Christian Pentecostal church of Nigeria (PFN) , Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Enugu State, immediate past- Chairman, PFN; ADC to General Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Chairman, Planning Committee of ADF Inaugural Conference.

Prof. Chimah Korieh, (Member, BOT)
Historian, British Academy Fellow at Oxford, Editor and Author (including The Land Has Changed: Studies in Agrarian Change, Gender, and Society in Eastern Nigeria (The University of Calgary Press, 2010

ADF Working Committee


The Working Committee is responsible, among other things, for the day-to-day management of the affairs of the Foundation.

T. Uzodinma Nwala (President)
Distinguished Professor of Social and Political Philosophy, Father of Contemporary African Philosophy in the 20th Century Academy, Statesman associated with the founding of some major institutions of our society- NYSC, ASUU,G-34, Rotational Presidency, Six-geo-political zones in Nigeria, PDP, etc. former Chairman, United Nations Youth Caucus and Chief Representative of ISMUN at the UN. Coordinator of the First Festival on Igbo Civilization. Author of Igbo Philosophy. Coordinator of International Colloquium on the Igbo Question in Nigeria, President of ADF.
Elochukwu Amucheazi (Vice- President)
Professor of Political Science, former Director of MAMSER, and Chairman of Council, Anambra State University, Uturu, Anambra State

Nath Aniekwu, (Secretary).
Prof. Nath Aniekwu is a Professor of Construction Management at the Civil Engineering Department, University of Benin, with degrees in both Agriculture and Engineering and has consulted widely both locally and internationally.

Ibeneche Onyemuchechi Gbujie (Fwasc) (Asst. Secretary)

A Surgeon and Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, a Fellow of West African College of Surgeons, presently Chief Consultant ENT –HN Surgeon at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.

Dr Jerry Chukwuokolo (Financial Secretary),
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Ebonyi State University, Ebonyi State, Acting Secretary of the International Colloquium on the Igbo Question in Nigeria.

Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche (Treasurer)
Distinguished Professor of Linguistics and Language Education; President of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria; expert in the preservation, development and promotion of Nigerian languages.

Col Justino Okey Ezeoke (Rtd), (Publicity Secretary)
An Architect. and Advocate of Igbo Renaissance. Member of the Council of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) Pioneer Publicity Secretary.

Bar Ukpai Ukairo Esq. (Legal Adviser)
A lawyer-in-politics, Principal Solicitor of Ukpai Ukairo and Associates, A Firm of Legal Practitioners based at Aba. His bias for developmental politics is the passion that drives his legal and socio-political engagements.

Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa OFR Ex-Officio
Pharmacist, former CEO of Pfizer West Africa and Founding President / CEO of Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals; Immediate Past Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit(NESG) and the current President of The Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce. A Consummate Entrepreneur, writer and lay minister.

Martin A. C. Aghaji Ex-Officio
FAAC, FAS, Professor of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, University of Nigeria Nsukka, former Provost College of Medicine, University of Nigeria.
Prince Emeka Onyesoh Ex-officio
OkpalaEze Na Nri Chukwuemeka Onyesoh is a Prince of Nri, a community recognized as major Custodians of Igbo Culture and as cultural homeland of the Igbo. A prolific writer and consummate Commentator on National and world Affairs.
Mrs. Maria Okwor Ex-officio
Former Commissioner, Anambra State, President, Igbo Women Assembly (IWA), a first-class and renowned woman activist and woman leader.
Prof. Amb. Chief Austine S O Okwu Ph.D (Emeritus) Ex-Officio.
Served as Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in London, Accra, Washington DC, and Tanzania. Biafra’s first envoy in London, East and Central Africa and later Ambassador. Obtained Biafra’s first diplomatic recognition from Tanzania and Zambia. Honored by the Head of State with Biafra Silver Medal Award. Author of many articles and books including In Truth: For Justice and Honor etc
Standing Committees
Research and Documentation – Dr Chinweizu (Chairman)
Chinweizu is the author of several books including The West and the Rest of Us (1975); De-colonizing the African Mind (1987); Voices from 20th Century Africa (1988); and Anatomy of Female power (1990). In March 2014, he received a Silverbird Lifetime Achievement Award for his afrocentrism and uncompromising stance against colonial influences on African thought.
-Dr Luke Aneke (Secretary)
Dr. Luke Nnaemeka Aneke, MB,BS (Nig.), MD (New York), LLB (New York)
New York-based practicing physician and Health Law consultant. Author of 800-page “Untold Story of the Nigeria-Biafra War”, Triumph Publishers, New York City, 2007. Colloquium Presenter of “Igbo Security, Emulating the Jewish Approach”
Finance and Budget – Elder (Dr) Kalu Uke Kalu (Chair) **
-Dr Jerry Chukwuokolo (Secretary) **
Planning/Projects Committee – Dr Kalu Idika Kalu (Chairman)
Former World Bank Economist(East Asia& Pacific. .Japan,Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong), 1972-80; Head of Econ. Skoup& Co, Enugu (1980-3); Commissioner, Finance and Economic Planning, Imo State; Federal Minister of Finance; Federal Minister of National Planning, Federal Minister of Transport, Presidential Candidate (NNPP), 2001; Foundation member, and member of Council (ADF)
– Dr Onyi Gbujie (Secretary)
Publicity and Information – Hon. Abia Onyike (Chairman)
Former Deputy President, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ex- Commissioner of Information, Ebonyi State.
-Col Justin Ezeoke (Publicity Secretary)
Igbo National Integration -Prof. Emmanuel A. C. Nwanze (Chair)
Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin.
Bishop Dr Christopher Chidiebere Asadu (Secretary)
Snr Pastor of Living Kings Ministry Inc Enugu. Snr Special Assistant to the Governor of Enugu on Inter Party Relations & Conflict Resolution Eminent Peace Ambassador of UN,, Fellow Institute of Corporate Administration of Nig.
Religious Affairs – Prof. Bishop David Eberechukwu (Chair)
Chairman, South-East CAN, Anambra State Chairman of Penticostal Fellowship of Nigeria, G.O. OverComers Holy Ghost Bible Ministries Inc> Ambassador and Peace Advocateof UN Polac. CEO Greater Global Impact Leadership Movement.
Diaspora and International Relations – Amb. Prof. Austin Okwu (Chair)
-Chief Emmanuel Nwankwo (Vice-Chair) ,
– Dr Jerome Okolo (Secretary)
Executive Vice Chairman of GeoQinetig Ltd, a leading geophysical, geospatial and logistics solutions provider in Nigeria, working principally in the Oil and Gas industry.
-Dr Ugorji Okechukwu Ugorji – Member
Executive Director of African Endowment Inc, based in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. The publisher of Sunghai Books, an international book imprint
Legal Affairs Bar Ukpai Ukairo (Legal Adviser)
Principal Solicitor of Ukpai Ukairo and Associates
–Chief Debe Odumegwu-Ojukwu (Secretary)
A lawyer and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Chairman/ Managing Director of Silver Convention Nig. Ltd,
1. Strategy (Chairman).
-Prof. Onyi Nwagbara (Secretary)
Professor of Military Science and Environmental Science Toxicology/Chemistry, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Ex-Dean School of Arts and Sciences, Chair of the Petroleum Chemistry and Natural and Environmental Science Programs at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, and Professor at Florida A and M University, Tallahassee Florida,
Contact and Mobilization Bishop Obi Onubogu Church Front**
-Prince Emeka Onyesoh Secular Front**
-Bar Maxwell Alaeto (KSM) Secretary
An Abuja-based legal practitioner and politician, Chairman of Imo indigenes Lawyers Association FCT Chapter, PRO Imo Community, Abuja. Head of Chambers Udah Azubuko and Co

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