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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
Compton Sister Cities Program
  • Ikeja, Nigeria
  • Yanga, Mexico
  • Apia, Samoa

Jan 2009

  • 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
ikeja nigeria
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
initial contacts with ikeja nigeria
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
yanga mexico
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.
yanga mexico6
Yanga, Mexico

Industries of the Region

  • Manufacturing
  • Service-based companies
  • Trade activities
  • Finance & insurance
  • Agriculture & livestock
  • Transportation & communications
  • Construction
  • Mining
initial contacts with yanga mexico
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”
apia samoa
Apia, Samoa

Capital of Samoa

Population: 40,000

Major international shipping port

International Airport

Teuila Festival

Economy: Agriculture, Tourism

initial contacts with apia samoa
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
compton community support
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
future program members
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…

the formation committee members
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
in conclusion
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