The Asaba National Association, U.S.A., Inc.

The first Asaba organization in the United States was established in 1981 in Houston, Texas by the founding fathers; Mr. Bernard Alanah, Ogbueshi Obi Nwokobia and Mr. John Ossy Okonji. There after, several Asaba organizations started springing up. Among them are the Asaba Progressive Front (APF) Dallas, Asaba Progressive Union – Southern California and host of others.In the mid 1990’s several discussions were held individually amongst the leaders of these several organizations ont the need and importance of bringing all these organizations under one umbrella (forming a National Organization).In 1996, under the leadership of Mr Ben Phillips as the president of the “Mother Organization” – The Asaba Progressive Union, Houston, Texas at that time, invited the leaders and representatives of all these Asaba Associations in the United States during the “Asaba Day” in Houston to propose for the formation of this needed National Association. It was during this conference that Asaba National Association (ANA) was established.The new umbrella association shall be known as Asaba National Association, U.S.A., Inc.

  • Each local union shall have two [2] delegates to Asaba National Association, U.S.A., Inc.
  • Each local union shall maintain its autonomy.
  • Each local union shall pay a one time membership fee of Two hundred and fifty dollars [$250.00].
  • Mr. Vincent Nwanze- Minister/Consul with the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, be elected the first honorary member of the Board of Directors.
  • Asaba Progressive Union-Atlanta volunteered to host the official convention of Asaba National Association, U.S.A., Inc., to be held in two [2] years [1998].
  • Asaba National Association, U.S.A., Inc. will become the umbrella association whose commission is to consolidate the efforts of all unions into one entity whose voice will project more meaningfully toward the goal to make Asaba better.
  • The following unions sent delegates to the National Conference in Houston, Texas on November 9, 1996:
      • Asaba Progressive Union Atlanta   Georgia
      • Asaba Progressive Front Dallas/Fort Worth  Texas
      • Asaba Progressive Union Houston  Texas
      • Asaba Cultural Union New York [Tri-states] New York
      • Asaba Progressive Union Southern California California
      • Asaba Association  Washington D.C. Metro
      • At-large Memberships representing areas without local Asaba Associations
      • The following new Asaba Associations were born after the first National Convention held in Atlanta, Georgia.

          • Asaba Progressive Association North Carolina
          • Asaba Progressive Union Kansas City
          • Asaba Progressive Union Baton Rouge