Message from Network Director 16/17


Dear Members,

We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to our parents. For me and my brother and sisters, our parents were extra special. Raising their children in countries all over the world through the 80s and 90s, it wasn’t easy. To keep our roots and traditions alive, it must have been more difficult than anything I face today. So to them, I dedicate my opportunity to serve and to lead this tenure as ICSN Network Director.

Gidi gidi bụ ugwu eze (Unity is strength)

I am very proud and it is an honour to be your Director, continuing the work from previous directors I have had the privilege to work with – Chinedu Onyali, Jennifer Ugo Okorie, and Chimzulum Ezigbo – each of these individuals have worked tirelessly in the great effort to serve our Igbo community and heritage. I can only hope and pray that I can emulate their passion and unwavering determination to improve and strengthen a great organisation like ICSN.

It is my greatest wish to continue on the traditions of being an excellent leader, a devoted member of this community and a proud Igbo man, rooted in our rich culture. And I want to show you all that this challenge is a joint challenge for us all as a family within ICSN.

I am very pleased with the current ICSN Executive committee and the pride that they have shown in achieving our vision of creating a more robust and exciting ICSN. Our “4C’s of ICSN” (Culture – Community – Connection – Creativity) is aimed at making ICSN more engaging and having an atmosphere of inclusion bringing us all together. It is my greatest wish that this year is prosperous for this team and we are able to make you all very proud of being part of this fantastic institution.

Onye buru chi ya uzo, o gbagbue onwe ya n’oso (He who walks before his godly guardian does the race of his life)

Kenneth Chike Obiakpani-Nwaboku