Anyim hails Igbo national worldwide database launch
By Ruth Oginyi
Former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has hailed the establishment of a digital platform for capturing and storing data of Igbo nationals across the world as a step in the right direction.
Anyim, who was speaking during the official launch of the database tagged ‘IGBODUM DATABASE’ witnessed by Igbo leaders and professionals from different walks of life, described the event as historic.
Orient Daily gathered that the Nzuko Ndigbo, which took place virtually, was attended by prominent Igbo leaders both within and outside the country, including, Archbishop Christopher Ede, Prof. Pat Utomi, Mazi Ben Ezenta, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Ijeoma Eze-Adenka, Prof. Anya O Anya, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, Sen. Chris Anyanwu, Prof. Barth Nnaji, Prince Chibudom Nwuche, Prof. Osita Ogbu (Chairman Alaigbo Stabilisation Fund [ASF]), Peter Obi, Prof Chika Moore, Nzuko Umunna, among others.
The former senate president, who was the chairman of the event, noted that Igbodum database project was geared towards enabling the forum to have an account of Igbo indigenes thus helping Ndigbo to place value on their ingenuity, the strength of character and contribution to human civilisation.
Anyim further stressed that the Nzuko Umunna forum, would further strengthen the unity of Ndigbo and address their identity crisis. He said: “Today, history is made; that, for the first time, we are set to aggregate ourselves in the categories of professionalism, businesses and organisations.
“I want to seize the privilege of being part of this epoch-making event to congratulate the Nzuko Umanna for this noble initiative. Over the years the Igbo have not been able to place value on their ingenuity, strength of character and contribution to human civilisation because of their inability to credit their invaluable contribution to a common identity.
“What we are about to do today will not only serve as a central repository of all Igbo professionals, businesses and organisations, but will also address our identity crisis.
“It will place each one of us at the disposal of the other and will help to collectively further the development of Alaigbo and the world. It is my humble appeal that every well-meaning Igbo person should approach this project with an extraordinary sense of patriotism for I believe that this project lays a foundation for a new beginning.
Ndi-Igbo are invited and enjoined to register in the ‘Igbodum’ Database project. We need to know how many we are in the world, where we are, and what we do. This is good for our development as a people. https://www.igbodum.org/