Elections of three Nigerians Adeoye Owolewa, Esther Agbaje and Nnamdi Chukwuocha into the American Senate, House of Assembly and the county, have generated and are still generating a lot of excitement among Nigerians.
One time head, Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Major – General Williams Ishola (rtd) said it means Nigerians have truly and fully integrated into the American society and this will pave way for other Africans.
Hear him: “It shows that naturalized Nigerians are integrated into the political, social, economic and Cultural System of the USA.
“Owolewa was at the right place at the right time advocating for the statehood of the Federal Capital of USA, hopefully, the statehood will come before his term expires in two years time. He can then be re- elected as a voting member which he is not now.
“That to a certain extent and as first term non – voting member will require him to learn how the system works from the Black Caucus of the Congress and his elders as mentors.
Just like the case of Ms Omar born in Somalia whose influence is limited, it will be the same with Dr. Owolewa.
“However, he has an African Colleague with which to start the bond, she will then introduce him to the Congressional Black Caucus, the Asian and Latino Congress women.
“He will have his own agenda for Africa and Nigeria for Immigration and visas, Education and Health and Business.
“Africans and Nigerians must have continous dialogue with him and Ms Omar to get the best out of them. I wish him the very best in his new career.”
Also weighing in a surgeon and senior consultant at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Metta, Lagos, Dr, Michael Adeyanju said it is cheering news for Nigeria and Africa by extension.
In an interview with Africhroyale Dr. Adeyanju said: “It is cheering news for Nigeria and Africa. It shows something good can still come out of Nigeria and that indeed, there is hope.
We will have a voice. We will have to plead our cause when issues come up.”