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Maryland Host U.S-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo and others bags The Esteemed FACE Honors

FACE INC. USA, (Festival of Arts, Culture and Expo) has conferred its esteemed FACE HONORS Global Leadership, on the Chairman and founder of Kazeem Royal Properties, Ltd, Prince Kazeem Eletu-odibo, a Real Estate Tycoon and Philanthropist, at The U.S-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum and Award, THEMED: “NIGERIA REVITALISATION INITIATIVE: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT & RESTRUCTURING”.
 
 
The U.S-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, which was organised in partnership with AfriQtalk Consult, FACE INC and its organising team, in association with the State of Maryland, kicked off with a customised study tour at Ellicott Dredges, workshop at the U.S Small Business Administration in Howard University, a Meet and Greet reception at District Heights, Maryland, hosted by Mayor Jack Sims on November 17, 2017.
 
 
In her welcome speech, at the high level interactive Forum held on November 18, 2017 in Double Tree by Hilton, Largo Maryland, the Chief Host and CEO, AfriQtalk Consult, President, FACE INC. USA and Founder,US-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, Princess Asha Osazuwa, outlined several key goals that she hoped the Forum will achieve. Speaking at the event, Hon Lt. Governor, Boyd Rutherford of Maryland, emphasised the importance of fostering US-Nigeria bilateral relations for mutual prosperity.
 
 
Mr. Chris Nwandu, Publisher/Editor in Chief CKN News & President Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria, during the presentation, thanked the Lt. Governor, for his continued support to Nigerians in the Diaspora and urged him to encourage such exchanges, particularly, between Nigerian media organisations and State of Maryland.
 
 
Other speakers and guests in attendance, include Rev. Amb. Felix Johnson Osakwe, Director of Executive Affairs at the UN, Thomas E. Dernoga, Assistant Attorney General, State of Maryland, Dr. Onyemaechi Nweke, Andrew Ndubisi Ucheomumu (Mazi), Esq.,  professionals, academias, entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, community and business leaders. Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo, also attended the U.S-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, where he was graciously received by the Hon Lt. Governor, Boyd Rutherford and Senator C. Anthony Muse, Maryland State.
 
 
At the Gala Dinner and Award ceremony organised by FACE INC. USA, Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo, received The Esteemed FACE HONORS Global Leadership; Outstanding Nigerian Philanthropist Award, for Community Achievement in Human Development Capacity and Philanthropy and Community Recognition Award for Exceptional Leadership in Youth Empowerment, including FACE HONORS Induction of Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) in Human Letters/Youth Development and United Nations Ambassadorial title, in Academic section of the Special Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
 
 
Speaking at the occasion, Amb. Dr. Mrs. Chika Mitima-Samuel, President of Covenant International University, congratulated the newly conferred United Nation Ambassadors, Amb. Dr. Prince Kazeem Eletu Odibo, Amb. Princess Asha Osazuwa and Amb. Lilian Ike. “You are not decoratedambassador but as decorated foot soldiers, I applaud you for your good work and philanthropic initiatives”, she reiterated.
 
 
In his acceptance speech, Amb. Dr. Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo, thanked the organisers of the event. “It reminds me of those struggles and hustles, much more, it reminds me that no situation is permanent. It may take time, but it won’t always be dark. So I want to encourage someone out there who is going through hard times, no condition is permanent, destiny may be delayed, it can never be denied. I dedicate this awards to God Almighty for His Faithfulness, to my loving mother, to my family, to all Kazeem Royal Staff, to all my well wishers who camewith me to America, to all who stood by me those days,” he said.
 
 
In a statement issued, the Chief Host, Amb. Princess Asha Osazuwa, thanked all those who travelled far and wide to attend. ‘The event is a combination of both conference, and award recognitions, aimed at creating interactive platforms, designed to promote youth empowerment, community development, cultural appreciation, foreign trade policies and investment opportunities. She added.
 
 
The ceremony was graced by celebrity guest, EYE D, former Nigerian Idol finalist, Idowu Sarah Odugbemi, who sang The Nigerian National Anthem. The evening was also, filled with music, entertainment, networking mixer, and red carpet interview, with business leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, dignitaries, distinguished guests, friends of Nigeria, business and community leaders, hosted by Kenny Kay Mr. Buga and sponsored by Western Union.
 

 

2017 FACE HONOREES:
 
  1. Lt. Governor Boyd Kevin Rutherford of Maryland State – Outstanding Leadership Impact
  2. Hon. Evelyn Oboro Omavowan – Outstanding House of Representatives Member of The Federal Republic of Nigeria
  3. Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President – Outstanding Senator of The Federal Republic of Nigeria
  4. Chris Kehinde Nwandu, Publisher and Editor in Chief CKN News – Outstanding Online Media Personality
  5. Sia Finoh, CEO, Education for Africa – Outstanding African Diaspora Women in Leadership
  6. Sade Oshinubi Esq. UPAC, Chairwoman – Outstanding African Diaspora Women in Leadership

 

SOME PAST FACE HONOREES:
 
  1. Hon. Mildred Crump, Council President, Newark, New Jersey
  2. Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, New Jersey
  3. Sir Emeka Offor, Chairman Chrome Group
  4. Barrister Oladipo Okpeseyi, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Chairman, Island Club, Nigeria
  5. Mr. Rob Brunner, VP Arik Airlines, USA
  6. Chief Edem Duke, former Hon. Minister of Culture Tourism and National Orientation, Abuja
  7. Mayor, Kasim Reed Atlanta, GA
  8. HON. ARC. Micheal Oziegbe Onoleme, former Minister of Works, AbujaAmbassador Geoffrey Teneilabe, former Amb. /Consul General, Nigeria Consulate of Atlanta, GA
  9. Ambassador Andrew Young, Former Mayor, Atlanta GA
 


FACE HONORS is an award celebration of Africa’s influences on global economy and cultures, in recognition of outstanding individuals, organizations, corporations and institutions whose outstanding courage, commitment, and passion have contributed to the promotion of democracy, education, cultural heritage, public service, philanthropic activities, diplomacy, community development, peace and security, in Africa and the African diaspora.

For more info visit; http://www.facegloballeadership.org |

 

 

 

 

BOOK LAUNCH FOR AMBASSADOR ROBIN RENEE SANDERS: THE RISE OF AFRICA’S SMES

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA

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Oil prices in Nigeria have fallen below 55% since September 2014, impacting public sector spending. However, infrastructure development is critical to the growth of the economy. The GDP indicator, indicates the non-oil sector has been the main driver of growth with services-oriented economy, such as retail, wholesale trade, real estate, information and communication.

The fall in oil prices has created investment opportunity in other sectors, like agriculture, mining and manufacturing. Particularly, in the export sector, leveraging on Nigerian Maritime Industry in the following areas.

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Governance issues remains a huge challenge within the Nigerian Ports sector about delays in getting their goods moved through the ports but the latest funding boost from the federal government could change the growth prospects for this sector. 

For more information about Maritime Investment opportunities, contact us at info@faceawardusa.com

About FACE

FACE is a not-for-profit organization that supports African Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals representing over 60,000 African Immigrant Communities in the United States. Our goal is to encourage policies and practices that promotes sustainable socioeconomic development, and youth empowerment programmes by creating awareness to make available the necessary infrastructures for the development, and maintenance of viable primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors in Africa, and the African Diaspora.

Princess Asha Receives IIM Africa Fellowship

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Culture Ambassador, Princess Asha Okojie, CPC, CAHIIM, CEO of AfriQtalk Consult, and Founder of FACE USA has been nominated among the distinguished elites of professionals, and personalities to receive the most prestigious IIM Africa Honorary Fellow Awards from Institute of Information Management. Scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the University of Lagos.

The unique award, is specially reserved for personalities who have distinguished themselves in the society through service, selflessness and other peculiar contributions through which the lives of many have been affected positively.

Some of this year’s inductees are; Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) – The Ooni of Ife, Alhaji Lai Mohammed – Minister of Information and Culture, Mandy Olowu – President/Founder, Hope Ambassadors and Childcare Organization, Prof. Ibrahim Garba – Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Engr. Aliyu Aziz Abubakar, Director General/CEO- National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr. Nsebong Akpabio, Mon Amipr Assistant Corps Marshal Zonal Commanding Officer, Zone RS2 Federal Road Safety Corps, Amb. Toye Okanlawon- Chairman & Chief Executive – Fountain Bleau Global Consulting.

Past inductees, include; Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, Oba Dr. Olusanya Adegboye the Olowu-of-Owu Kingdom, HE Bar. Babatunde Fashola, HE Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, HE Dr. Rabiu Kwankwanso, HE Godswill Akpabio, HE Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Mr. Labaran Maku to name just a few.   

IIM-Africa “Fellow of the Institute of Information Management (FIIM)” award has also, been conferred on a good number of dignitaries within and outside of the country since inception for exemplary performance and achievements over the years in the Industry and the society. 

For more information visit http://www.iim-africa.org/.