About the Founder
Urhobo Progress Union America (UPUA) is the umbrella organization of all Urhobo organizations and people resident in North America. In December 2003, it was so recognized and accredited at the annual Urhobo Day Congress held in the auditorium of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria, by the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide, the mother organization of all Urhobo people worldwide. This historic event occurred during the administration of former President Dr. Austin Atiyota (2003-2007). Urhobo Progress Union America membership is open to all Urhobo people by birth, marriage, or by adoption of Urhobo ethnicity and culture.
The day to day administration of the association is the responsibility of the Executive Committee (EC) headed by the President, who is elected (every other year) at the annual convention for a 2-year term. The President may be re-elected for a second 2-year term if he or she seeks re-election and is duly elected and shall not serve for more than 4 years. The policy making body is the Board of Trustees (BOT), which comprises the Presidents of the various UPUA local Chapters. Urhobo sons and daughters are encouraged to organize grass root associations in their various communities in the North American Continent and should join UPUA through their local chapters. Non Urhobos who have adopted Urhobo ethnicity and culture, are encouraged to join UPUA directly as associate members. Be a part of a team and request your membership today!
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The members of Urhobo Progress Union America value our common ancestry and cultural heritage. The members understand the richness of our culture and traditional Urhobo value orientation. Our nonprofit believes in the critical importance of passing on to our children the positive aspects of Urhobo culture and values. Our nonprofit members recognize the impact of colonialism and other factors on our culture and values. Urhoboland, in traditional African political organization constitutes a nation of autonomous kingdoms and republics. Our nonprofit is aware of the economic and political importance of Urhoboland to modern Nigeria. It is imperative to unite Urhobo people abroad and at home for the betterment of Urhoboland. This bedrock belief is fundamental to Urhobo Progress Union America who considers it a sacred responsibility for the development of Urhoboland. We encourage you join us in improving the quality of life for Urhoboland by donating today.