This dream came to life on the 18th day of Feb 2007, when the first meeting of this body was held at Mr. paschal Nsuromotu’s house, at no 29 B Seriki Aro St. Ikeja with less than ten people in attendance. At that meeting we agreed on a couple of things, among which are, that the body will be open to young men of character from igboland,and the aim will be to give members a sense of belonging, support and help each other in times of need. Other deliberations like name for the body, constitution and Executive were also made.
As a young body, this group went through its infant stage and periods of trial before getting to where it is today. This young body made up of young vibrant Igbo men from all walks of life has grown to be our ‘ORIENT PROGRESSIVE FORUM’.
Having been run by an interim administration for some time, an election was held in May this year, and a nine member executive set up.
Orient progressive forum has indeed achieved quiet a lot since its inception. Today, we can boast of twenty nine fully registered members, most of who are now married with lovely children.
As the slogan ‘oganiru bu ndu’ (progress is life) portrays, we have progressed from where we were in 2007 to where we are today. As a group we have become closer and more united like a family, better put, we are Brothers.
In times of joy and celebrations, like weddings, we are always visibly present to support and give the celebrant a sense of belonging, we have often been the centre of attraction of some weddings and people have longed to join us. We are also present in times of sorrow like burials, whatever it is; if it affects one of us it affects all of us.
It is worthy of note here that we have members in all sectors of the economy, with our positions we have helped our members, wives, siblings and friends to achieve a lot. We the shoulders you can lean on in times of need.