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Nigeria urged to emulate Malaysia, India – Charles Eke

The founding Chief Executive Officer, Infotech Systems and founder of Ngor-Okpala Progressive Organization (NOPO) for the Tri-state area in the United States of America (USA), Chief Charles Ugochukwu Eke, has urged Nigeria to emulate Malaysia, India by leveraging diaspora citizens, reports ITRealms.

Speaking exclusively to ITRealms, Chief Eke who is a Computer Engineer by profession, noted that the roles by Nigerians, especially of Igbo extraction leading to recent appointment into the transition team by the New Jersey-elected governor, Mr. Phil Murphy in USA, brings to the fore the need for Nigeria to take a second look on how to relate with her citizens in diaspora.

He also said that by this call for searching inwards would be influenced through engagement of the Nigeria in diaspora.

Eke who holds dual citizenship of Nigeria and United States, said that Nigeria must trust the brain lost and find a way to regain it by leveraging her expertise in diaspora, mostly in the United States.

According to him, Malaysia and India were able to develop because they used their citizens abroad with honest, “so, why can't Nigeria?”

Eke, who is a leading figure in the ‘Africans for Phil Murphy’ campaign team expressed delight over the harnessing of his potentials and opportunities accorded him in US.

He further gave some insights into his membership of Team Murphy for Governor campaign via Rev Derrick Green, who supported his vision to start Africans for Phil Murphy which today played a great roll in mobilizing Africans and Caribbean that contributed greatly in victory of the governor elect, Mr. Phil Murphy.

Eke, a Computer Engineer turn politician, said that he gave his best to the campaign for 18-month none pay crisscrossing New Jersey, organizing and campaigning for the candidate Murphy.

“I became a family member welcomed by him and that ushered in the four appointments and more to come,” he said.

As said by him, the other trio include Dr. Obilor Iwuozo who is a medical doctor; environmental engineer, Dr. Francis Owoh and Chief Sir Polly Ubah, all stood beside me providing all their resources and always available throughout the campaign.

“Chief Sir Polly Ubah to serve in Education, Access and Opportunity; Chief Charles Ugo Eke in Government, Technology and Innovation; Chief Dr. Francis Owoh to serve in Environment and Energy; and Chief Dr. Iwuozo Obilor to serve in Health,” he said.

Eke emphasized that their appointment is an indication that if given chance and opportunities “we can deliver victory” stressing that he rose to senior coordinator in the campaign and have helped bring victory to couple of other elections in New Jersey.
“The zeal and exposures are very high in New Jersey,” he declared.

Eke, whose political career started in United States in 1995, said that persistent, patient and total loyalty and honest.


ITRealms recalls that Eke had contested first level in 1998 and won in his city, then served out is tenure and by 2002 became two-term commissioner before becoming citywide councilman at large completing in 2012, whereas in 2015 he became a county committee member and 2016 joined Murphy for Governor campaign.

Chuks Egbune/GEE

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