Nigerians in Canada under the Umbrella of Peter Obi Nigerian-Canadian Interest Group will be hosting a Townhall meeting with the Presidential standard bearer of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday, 28 August as part of the Good Governance Series identifying the role of Nigeria’s Diaspora in Nigeria’s development.
Towards the build-up for the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, the PO Nigeria-Canadian Interest group, which is a coalition of 20 socio-political associations in Canada, will be having discussions with Obi on his plans to revitalise the economic situation, tackle insecurity and upgrade the health sector, which is witnessing a massive brain drain of trained professionals from Nigeria.
“Our initiative to have this townhall meet with the Labour Party presidential candidate is to engage him on the economic plans he has for Nigeria. There is no doubt that Nigeria is in a worse position than what was inherited when the incumbent government took over seven years ago, and we want to make sure that Mr Obi gives us a structural method through which he will tackle the insecurity, stabilise the economy, create jobs and revive the healthcare delivery in Nigeria”, said the Chairman of the group, Mr Vwede Obahor.
The LP presidential candidate will be speaking on, Positive Impact of Nigeria’s Diaspora on Our Country’s Growth and Development”.
The Townhall meeting will take place at Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites from 6 – 11 pm Eastern Time.
A breakfast meeting with Obi is scheduled for the next day before he departs for Los Angeles, United States.
According to the event’s Communications Director, Mr David Ewaenosa, many Nigerians and friends of country from across Canada have expressed interest in attending the meeting.
He said: “We have been working very hard to make sure that we have a very good event with our guest, and it is amazing the number of Nigerians and friends of Nigeria who have indicated interest in attending this event. As Nigerians head to the polls in some months’ time to choose a leader, it is inherent that Nigerians in Diaspora engage with the participants in the process with a view to charting a path that will be beneficial to our country. It is high time that we get the Nigeria project right”.
Among the expected personalities to grace the occasion is the Mayor of Brampton, Mr Patrick Brown, who has shown a great commitment to the Nigerian community.