Charles Uzoma Maduka
stepped up to the podium to receive an award for his
service and significant contributions to the Igbo
.Unremittingly, accolade rained on Charles Uzoma Maduka, a practicing attorney, a former prosecutor, and the current legal adviser of Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation USA, Inc. as he received a coveted award from Igbo Community Association of Nigeria DFW, Inc.
In an opening prayer and referring to the attitude of the Igbo
, Princeton Abaraoha invoked, "We've forgotten you [God] in our way of life and the way we treat each other."Reminding the audience about the Igbo disunity that characterized our mind-set, some people nodded in agreement.
Admirably, in receiving his
award, Charles Maduka
magnanimously said, "On behalf of my family I thank Ndi-Igbo for this honor.
worked diligently and selflessly for Igbo cause and deserved to be recognized by his
moment received a rave review.According to Atty.
...Charles U. Maduka
, a legal luminary in Dallas/Ft.Worth, Texas, was a former Assistant District Attorney, the first known and only Nigerian to do so in the state of Texas.He has an MBA and has a passion for public service.While he was the president of the Igbo Community in Dallas/Ft.
Worth, Texas, he
initiated restructuring the umbrella organization, giving parochial organizations complete control of the Igbo group.He is an advocate for women.He
empowered women to run and win elections in the once male-dominated organization.He
instituted the first Business Award Banquet that is held annually and championed the 2000 World Igbo Congress Convention
as the most successful WIC convention.As a member of the Board of World Igbo Congress
consistently advocated for meaningful changes in the organization.Charles
made a political foray in Nigeria when he
campaigned and ran for the House seat for the Nnewi North & South Federal Constituency.His
experiences are the subject of a book he
intends to write.He
is married to Gloria Oby (Atuchukwu) Maduka with 5 children.Charles is currently the President of Ochi LGA Association of D/FW.An eminent legal practitioner in the state and a true firebrand, Charles serves as the legal adviser of many organizations including PNF USA and is the Chairman of the 2005 Pan Igbo Conference Panning Committee.