The Special Adviser (SA) on Diaspora Affairs to to Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, Hon. Cllr. Cilia Osakwe-Hibbert has given insight on how Imolites and Nigerian citizens in general can actualise the “change” they desire.
Speaking at the weekend in a room filled up with mostly women and men in their 30’s, Hon. Osakwe-Hibbert challenged everyone to commit to a radical thought process; that which asks first, “how do I start the change I want to see”.
She spoke as she joined a-four member panelists at a very successful event put together by ‘Bedrock Initiative’ to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence.
The event was focused on how young people can drive change in Imo State and Nigeria at large.
SA Diaspora who also discussed some of the reasons why Diasporans should commit to helping with Home Development, noted that the change desired by all “will begin with you and I”.
Whilst contributing further to the discourse, Hon. Osakwe-Hibbert stated that she “wants to see a future with women equally at the helm of affairs, a future of people living with disabilities incorporated, a future where there is unrivalled inclusion and diversity”, saying that “only then can we make the kind of progress we desperately need.”
Many of the excited participants, as the conversation became intense, craved for more time for the event after three hours discussion on the way forward for the country.