Frequently Asked Questions
1. When was the Abua Odual USA, formed
2. What is the purpose of forming such an organization
3. How can I become a member of Abua Odual USA
4. How can I contribute to the progress of the Association
5. How can I post my information on the Abua Odual, Website
6. How many officials does the Abua Odual USA, currently have
7. Who are the current officials of the Abua Odual USA
8. The Committees and committee members
When was the Abua Odual USA, formed?
The early beginnings of an association for the Abuan Community in the USA was started on July 22, 2000 at 5101 Killarney Hope Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina with the name of Abua Odi USA and the Abua Odual USA, association was officially inaugurated at 5434 W Cherry Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 5-6, 2002. The scope of the Association was broadened to encompass the entire local government.
What is the purpose of forming such an organization?
The founding members realized the wealth of knowledge that exists individually within the Abuans in the USA. However, there was no effective way of sharing this knowledge here and at home. We therefore felt that if we organize ourselves as a group, then we can harness this knowledge, speak as one voice in political matters, influence policy and decision making, make decisions, and have social gatherings. These social gatherings will be breathing grounds for our next generation, the children, to get to know their fellow kinsmen and play together. The adults can freely exchange ideas and develop plans and policies that will better the lives of the Abuans and the Oduals wherever they may call home.
How can I become a member of Abua Odual USA?
It is very simple. To become a member, you can go and click on the membership link in the table of contents frame and fill out an application form and mail it to the Treasurer/Financial Secretary of the association with you dues paid in accordance with the By Laws. If you have any question in the process, go click on the Contact us link and send us e-mail with your questions, concerns, and ideas.
How can I contribute to the progress of the Association?
Very good question! By asking this question, you have already started to contribute to the progress of the Association. Please contact the current officials and they will be glad to work with you in any capacity that will work well for both parties. Again, the easiest way to contact the officials is by using the Contact us link.
How can I post my information on the Abua Odual, Website?
There are two kinds of information one can post on the Abua Odual, website outside of official association information. These are, news information and general knowledge or specialized work of merit that a member wants to share with the rest of the group. News information will be posted immediately we can have access to the web-hosting server. For any other material, once it is deemed beneficial to the group, it will be posted immediately we can have access to the web-hosting server. In all cases, send your already browser-tested HTML document to any of the officials. You will receive feedback from the officials.
How many officials does the Abua Odual USA, currently have?
Currently, there are five officials. They are the office of the President, the office of the Vice-President, the office of the Treasurer/Financial
Secretary, the office of the Secretary, and a BOD Member.
Who are the current officials of the Abua Odual USA?
· The President is Dr. Sunday Igoni.
· The Vice-President is Dr. Rogers Okuru.
· The Secretary is Mr. Dani Orugbani.
· The Treasurer/Financial Secretary is Ms. Asele Woy.
· BOD member is Ms. Adeline Igoni.
What are the Committees and committee members?
o Ms. Asele Woy - chair
o Mr. Igoni Igoni
o Ms. Asele Sam Igoni
o Mr. Dani Orugbani
· Outreach Committee
o Kitoye Jeffrey Eke
o Dr. Kenoye Reuben Uku - chair
o Dr. O. Andy Alali
o O. Michael Atogi
o Dr. Rogers Harry-Okuru
· Political Committee
o Jenewari Fubara
o Dr. Kenoye Eke
o Dr. Kenoye Reuben Uku
o Levi Reuben Uku
o Dr. O. Andy Alali - chair
· Social Committee
o Mr. Omanoye Eke - chair
o Ms. Edna Akari
o Pastor Dixson Igoni
o Mrs. Patricia Okuru
o Ms. Asele Woy