Nigerian US Congressman Sets to Return to Fatherland.

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A Nigerian-born American politician and member of the Democratic Party in the U.S., Dr Oye Owolewa, will be visiting Nigeria on Monday, June 19. This is according to a statement released by the family’s spokesman, Olayinka Owolewa on Saturday.

 

Dr. Oye, the shadow representative of the United States House of Representatives for the District of Columbia will arrive at the Tunde Idiagbon International Airport, Ilorin at about 9:00am and will be received by the governor, AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq.

According to the spokesman he  is expected to later proceed to his town, Omu-Aran, where he would be received by the Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Abdulraheem Adeoti and  thereafter be hosted by Omu-Aran Development Association (ODA), on Tuesday in Omu-Aran, at a time and venue that would later be communicated to invitees.

Dr. Owolewa was elected shadow representative of the United States House of Representatives for the District of Columbia, in November 2020, and was re-elected. He became the first Nigerian to be elected a US congressman. 

In early  2019, Dr. Oye participated in the historic March 2019 Lobby Day, which resulted in a majority of members of the House supporting DC Statehood for the first time in American history.

He was also involved in Annapolis where he joined efforts to stop ‘Big Money Politics’ impact on law making.

The 34-year old US Congressman holds a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Pharmacy from the North-Eastern University, Boston.

This shows that Nigerians and Africans always stand out positively wherever they find themselves.

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