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Compton Sister Cities Program. Ikeja, Nigeria Yanga, Mexico Apia, Samoa. Nigeria. Government: Federal republic President: Umaru Musa YAR'ADUA (took office on 29 May 2007) Capital: Abuja Administrative divisions: 36 states and 1 territory

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Compton Sister Cities Program

  • Ikeja, Nigeria

  • Yanga, Mexico

  • Apia, Samoa

Jan 2009

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  • Government: Federal republic

  • President: Umaru Musa YAR'ADUA (took office on 29 May 2007)

  • Capital: Abuja

  • Administrative divisions: 36 states and 1 territory

  • Total Area: 356,668.82 sq mi (twice the size of California)

  • Location: Western Africa

  • Climate: equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north

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Ikeja, Nigeria

  • Gateway to nation's most important urban economic region

  • State capital of Lagos State

  • Ikeja population: 313,196

  • World-class hotels

  • International Airport

  • Silicon Valley of Nigeria

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Initial Contacts with Ikeja, Nigeria

  • Lagos State Ministry of Tourism

  • Lagos State Ministry of Education

  • Lagos State Ministry of Trade and Industry

  • Templars Law Firm representing Chevron, Exxon-Mobil, Sempra Energy and other US based firms

  • Lagos based banks

    Tourist Venues

  • Gaming & Destination Resorts

  • Gambling Resorts

  • Major International hotels

    Major Development Projects in the State of Lagos

  • Lagos Light Rail System

  • Banana Island real estate development with $1 million plots

  • Lekki Peninsula: Free trade zone

  • Eko Atlantic City

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Yanga, Mexico

  • State: Veracruz

  • Yanga was an African abolitionist who was the leader of 17th Century slave rebellion in Mexico.

  • In 1630, the town of Yanga was officially established.

  • Population: 20,000

  • Blacks and Indians built a mixed race life-style.

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Yanga, Mexico

Industries of the Region

  • Manufacturing

  • Service-based companies

  • Trade activities

  • Finance & insurance

  • Agriculture & livestock

  • Transportation & communications

  • Construction

  • Mining

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Initial Contacts with Yanga, Mexico

  • Mayor of City of Yanga

  • Yanga City Manager

  • US Mexico Sister Cities Association

  • US Mexico Sister Cities Director

  • Consulado General de Mexico in Los Angeles

  • Mayor of “Fortin de Las Flores” (nearby Yanga, recent sister city of Devine, Texas)

Cultural Contacts

  • California African American Museum (organizer of “African Presence in the Americas Exhibition”)

  • Author of “African By Legacy, Mexican By Birth”

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Apia, Samoa

Capital of Samoa

Population: 40,000

Major international shipping port

International Airport

Teuila Festival

Economy: Agriculture, Tourism

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Initial Contacts with Apia, Samoa

  • US Embassy in Apia, Samoa

  • Samoa Mission to United Nations

  • Office of Samoan Affairs, Carson, CA

  • Ambassador of Samoa in Washington, DC

  • Local Samoan community groups

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Compton Community Support

  • African American Chamber of Commerce

  • African American Gifts

  • African American Heritage Society

  • Aaron L. Day, Author and Historian

  • Central Bible Church

  • Compton Dance Theater Foundation

  • Emeka Onwualu, Esq.

  • ENEKE School, Go Train, Inc.

  • Future's Aeronautical Museum

  • Global Business Solutions

  • Mombasa (Kenya) - Long Beach Sister Cities Association

  • New Beginnings Academy

  • Silhouette Business Consulting

  • Victory Outreach; Pastor Alex Leon

  • Village Treasures

  • YWCA

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Future Program Members

  • All Pro Printing

  • AT & T

  • Audiovision, Inc.

  • Boys & Girls Town

  • Compton Fashion Center

  • Goodwill Industries

  • El Camino College Compton Center

  • Mid-Cities Schools Credit Union

  • Nation Wide Insurance

  • NKP Management dba McDonalds

  • Quality Inn South Bay

  • Southern California Edison

  • St. Francis Medical Center

  • St. Timothy Tower

  • The Gas Company

  • U-Can International

Businesses interested in becoming a member of the Compton Sister Cities organization once the organization is officially formed…

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The Formation Committee Members

  • Lestean M. Johnson

  • Creasie Adams

  • Steve Bradford

  • Charles Brown

  • Alex Leon

  • Lionso Guzman

  • Carl M. Johnson

  • Lorraine Cervantes

  • Emeka Onwualu

  • Aaron L. Day

  • Akibu Jimoh

  • Reggie Akpata

  • Yemi Odebumni

  • Peter Damulira

  • Jide Animashaun

    Program Coordinator/Advisor

  • Dennis Aytekin

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In Conclusion

On behalf of the Chamber members and Compton community, we respectfully recommend that the honorable Compton Mayor and the City Council adopt a series of resolutions that …

establish the Compton Sister Cities organization structured as a chapter under the Compton Chamber of Commerce,


adopt sister cities partnerships with

Ikeja-Nigeria, Yanga-Mexico and Apia-Samoa.

We look forward to working with you in this effort. We thank you for your support of this effort in advance.

Respectfully,Lestean M. Johnson PresidentCompton Chamber of Commerce