Nigerian Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, to Speak at California Nigerian Forum Event Launch

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California Nigerian Forum (CFN) announces Nigerian Senate Chief Ken Nnamani will speak at organization's launch at event fundraiser on July 28 in Emeryville. CFN strives for the betterment of relationships between the United States and Nigerians by providing a public policy forum for dialogue between Nigerians and other citizens of the community.

California Nigerian Forum President Professor Steve Ugbah and the Executive Director Ernest Ezeoha today announced that a fundraiser will be held as an official launch of national not-for-profit, California Nigerian Forum (CNF), an organization dedicated to the betterment of relationships with Nigeria and for Nigerians living locally and abroad, on Friday, July 28, at the Emeryville Holiday Inn on 1800 Powell Street at 7 p.m. The President of the Senate, the Federal Republic of Nigeria Chief Ken Nnamani( is scheduled to deliver the keynote address, and CNF President Professor Ugbah will give inaugural address.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to host such an esteemed representative from the Nigerian government. Chief Ken Nnamani made his mark in history standing up for democracy. Because of his courage and leadership, Nigeria will forge ahead as a world power. California Nigerian Forum will work to ensure improved relationships between the United States and Nigerians,” said Professor Ugbah.

Chief Nnamani will speak on “Nigeria: Current Events and Prospects for the Future.” Chief Nnamani will offer a blueprint for change in Nigerian politics, drawing heavily from his experiences in the deliberations in the upper legislative house in Nigeria, and the delicate role of the legislature in a budding democracy.

The organization recognizes that as Nigeria’s world influence continues to grow; the importance of improved relationships with Nigeria and its people becomes increasing important. Nigeria has more than 130 million people and accounts for 47 per cent of the West African population. Nigeria is the world’s eighth-largest oil exporter and the United States’ fifth-largest supplier.

About California Nigerian Forum (CNF)

The California Nigerian Forum (CNF) is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the relationship between the United States and Nigeria in general, and California and Nigeria in particular, by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape mutual development agendas by providing a public policy forum for dialogue between and among public figures and Nigerians and other citizens of the community.

Incorporated in 2006, and based in the San Francisco Bay Area’s San Rafael, California, the California Nigerian Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or sectarian interests. The CNF is managed by private individual volunteers from various professional backgrounds. More information about CNF can be found at

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