FRIDAY ESSAY: How the Ongoing NIDO
Controversy Will Eventually be Resolved
normal”>Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD
Burtonsville, MD, USA
Friday, April 9, 2004
My fellow Nigerians, I
am in a jocular mood this Easter, with my last fortieth birthday just past (on
April 2), and that of many members of my family still brewing. April is
always our month of birthday celebrations.
Over the past three
weeks, as a fallout of a probably ill-advised, neither-here-nor-there “Dollarized
Ministers” press release by the Executive of the Nigerians in the
Diaspora Organization (NIDO):
Statement of NIDO Americas’ Position on the
Diasporal Nigerians Serving As Public Officers in Nigeria
a schism has developed
in the organization resulting in a purported (?) change of its leadership.
NIDO Board dismiss Mr. Ephraim Emeka Ugwuonye as the Chairman
the Board of Directors and the Chief spokesperson
for NIDO Americas.
(Barrister Emeka Ugwuonye of Washington, DC) has been removed in favor of the
former Vice-Chairman and new Chairman (pathologist Dr. Ola Kassim of Canada).
The smiling pictures of the new team are also well displayed on
NIDO’s website, including Emeka’s own, strategically the best smile of the lot::