A Band of Igbo Patriots or What?

  1. The PAN-IGBO SUPPORT GROUP (PSG) was formed by Mr. Nze Ike Eze, the Chairman of ADF-UK.
  2. He personally created a Whatsapp Group with the same name – PAN-IGBO SUPPORT GROUP (PSG) on 22 June 2020 with himself and one Mr. Ken Agbugba, also of ADF-UK, as Administrators.
  • They announced to the world that they were raising money under the auspices of the PSG to support the COALITION OF ALAIGBO RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS (CARECSO).
  1. Next, they went on to prepare what they described as ”Pan Igbo Support Group Sponsorship Form” emphasizing on it the message “There is an increased need for the security of our people from Fulani herdsmen invasions that destroy lives and properties”
  2. On that same form, they addressed the prospective donors. –

Thank you for your help & contributions. This initiative is in conjunction with the Coalition of Alaigbo Religious and Civil Society Organizations. Account Name: ADF UK; Sort Code: 20-57-76; Account No. 531 795 75. Please use your name – PSG as your reference when making payment. The funds raised will be used to improve security and help displaced victims.”

  1. On November 9, 2020, they published a post, one of a series, further informing the unsuspecting public that …

“.. Our youths need more than prayers.
They need our financial support….

Please please give however little you can to support CARESCO direct or via PAN IGBO SUPPORT GROUP.
ASK me how?-
Visit the Facebook page.  (Pan – Igbo Support Group)
Please share”

  1. They made a Video Documentary that went viral appealing fervently to Umuigbo globally to donate to the Appeal Fund, stating two related accounts nos.

as follows – i.  ADF UK; Sort Code: 20-57-76; Account No. 531 795 75.

  1. Alaigbo Development Foundation (Coalition Account )

Fidelity Bank Plc 5210050846

  • In order to inspire the confidence of donors in their project, the Video Documentary did emphasize that the Fund being raised was under the Management of Internationally-respected Igbo stakeholders, mentioning Bishop Obi Udezue Onubogu as the Chairman of the Financial Committee.
  • Still yet, in order to inspire great confidence and trust of the leadership of CARECSO in those in charge of the UK Account, Nze Ike Eze had introduced three women, hitherto unknown to us as follows –
  1. Dr. Nwanyieze Nneka Cantle
  2. Mrs. Rose Nwachukwu and
  3. Pat Ifeyinwa Clough –

One of them had requested me, Prof Uzodinma Nwala to speak to the husband that he was very keen on joining her in the fundraising campaign for CARECSO. That I did in good conscience and the gentleman assured me that he was going to participating in the fundraising campaign.

The group has also been pestered me to give them the names of ADF members in Europe so that they can join them in the fundraising campaign. That I equally did in good conscience.

  1. In yet another of their powerful appeals for funds, the group had informed the prospective donors in Nigerian, in their words –

We will send you CARESCO account and you can contact CARESCO on how they can assist your community set up ndi nche

We will send you CARESCO account and you can contact CARESCO on how they can assist your community set up ndi nche

The Issue of Accountability and Transparency in the management of public funds –

During the last zoom meeting but one of CARECSO, those of them who spoke as members of the PSG fundraising Committee were hammering on what they called Transparency and Accountability to a most irritating manner. I can still remember the comments of Bishop Udezue Onubogu (Chairman of CARECSO Finance Committee) as well as those of Bishop Cosmas Ilechukwu and Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, both of whom are members of CARECSO Finance Committee and Rev Prof Philip Ogbonna. The later had to leave the zoom meeting in disgust because he could not understand why the talk about Accountability and Transparency when he knows that he and the Coordinator of the Coalition have been funding the work of the Security Committee of the COALITION from their private pocket.

The purpose of this report is to request the Finance Committee of the COALITION (CARECSO) to officially and jointly release the Bank Statement of the Coalition Account.

Finally, CARECSO is to ask Nze Ike Eze and those in charge of the UK Bank Account controlled by the PSG Team to transfer the money in the UK Account to the Nigerian Account of CARECSO. I believe that is the only way the donors can be assured that their money has been delivered as intended.


Coordinator, CARECSO

      Dec. 1, 2020