Chief Orji Uzor Kalu visits Houston for VOEI Business Forum and Thanksgiving Ceremony

Former two-time governor of Abia State in Nigeria, and now Senator-elect will be called into the College of American Journal of Transformational Leadership (AJTL)  as an Honorary Fellow


Chief Kalu’s visit comes at the right time – to share his expertise as an international business magnate, discuss his new mandate as a Senator, and offer substantial tips on how his constituent members in the Diaspora could engage or benefit from home- business investments 


International Guardian – HOUSTON, TX: A former two-time governor of Abia State, and now Senator-elect, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu will be conferred an honorary  Fellow by the American Journal of Transformational Leadership when he visits Houston, Texas – USA in June to attend the Voice of Evangelism International (VOEI) Business Forum as the Guest Speaker. The Senator-elect will further attend the VOEI’s Thanksgiving to wrap up his Houston visit.

Facilitator of this event, Bishop (Dr.) Emeka Agwu, the Pastor of VOEI, a Houston-based nondenominational worship center, said through his media handlers that the Senator-Elect will address a conference of a business audience about his new mandate, the future of the Nigerian economy and its significance to Nigerians abroad. The VOEI Business Forum will be held on Saturday, June 1, whereas the Thanksgiving and appreciation service will be held on Sunday, June 2, at the church worship auditorium on 10535 Wilcrest.

Facilitator of this event, Bishop (Dr.) Emeka Agwu, the Pastor of VOEI said that Senator-Elect will address a conference of a business audience about his new mandate, the future of the Nigerian economy and its significance to Nigeria abroad. 

The VOEI is a nondenominational worship center established in 2006 to spread the word, unite persons, families, businesses, as well as galvanize souls for Jesus Christ. According to Bishop Agwu, “we have over the years, illustrated retention of traditional Christian family standards consistent with the preaching and values of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We have equally coordinated businesses and conveyed their missions before the Holy Spirit as divine assurance for success.”  The logic is simple, Bishop Agwu said, “Business strategies and ventures must be backed by the Powers of the Holy Spirit, so it is our job to intercede.”  “The same way, we pray for our leaders and put their agenda before God to better serve their constituents,”  he said.

Chief Kalu’s visit comes at the right time – to share his expertise as an international business magnate, discuss his new mandate as a Senator, and offer substantial tips on how his constituent members in the Diaspora could engage or benefit from home- business investments. He would also during this conference, interact with  hundreds of Abia State Houston residents in Houston.

To grace this visit,  Chief Kalu will be called into the College of American Journal of Transformational Leadership (AJTL)  as an Honorary Fellow. AJTL is an academic forum on leadership replicating the study and practice of leadership through three essential elements of modern governance –the leaders, the led, and the surrounding condition.  FELLOWS recognize the individual contribution at policy-making capacity through workforce experience, or higher education and research.  According to Dr. Anthony Ogbo who spoke on behalf of the Journal, “Honorary Fellows are also nominated from prominent government officials, philanthropists, and recognized business magnates – Chief Kalu fits perfectly into that class.

Chief Kalu, a member of the Order of the Niger, MON, since 1986, is also a philanthropist with diverse business interests across the globe.  He parades a distinctive political influence, and in the last general election, won Abia North Senatorial District seat on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).  Besides serving two terms as the Governor of Abia State, Kalu headed First International Bank Limited at the age of 33; was the chairman of the Daily Sun, a Nigerian daily print newspaper founded in 2003; the chairman of the New Telegraph, Nigeria’s first politically independent all-national newspaper. Chief Kalu is also the founder and owner of  SLOK Holdings – a  conglomerate of companies servicing different disciplines, including  oil and gas, banking and finance, media and publishing, real estate, trading, manufacturing, insurance and tourism.

For more information about the VOEI’s event , please call  832-890-7956.

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