PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : October 7th, 2021
USA – TEXAS GOVERNOR ABBOTT APPOINTS NIGERIAN BORN OKPA TO STATE SECURITIES BOARD
Governor Greg Abbott of State of Texas has appointed Nigerian- River State born Edward Ejike Okpa to the State Securities Board for a term set to expire January 20, 2027.
The Board registers securities offered and sold in Texas and oversees the firms and individuals selling securities or providing investment advice to Texans.
EE Okpa of Dallas is principal for The OKPA Co. He holds a Texas Real Estate Broker’s license, and is a licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant in Texas. He is a board member of the Dallas Development Fund and a member of IRWA: International Right of Way Association and the Export-Import Bank of the United States Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee. Okpa received a bachelor’s degree from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, and graduated from an Executive Advanced Management Program in Real Estate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Mr. Ejike Okpa, a public commentator, real estate guru and blogger made history in an honorable entry in the archives of Texas as he was commissioned by Texas Governor Perry as an Admiral in Texas Navy based on recognition of his Texas/Dallas community service. Push News 24 International confirms that he is the first Black to be so recognized.
In 2012, a scholarship in his name was endowed by a group of Dallas business men at the University of North Texas, Denton, in recognition of his service.
Okpa is a native Nigerian but a naturalized US citizen. He is a self-employed business owner and Real Estate practitioner, with experience in commercial appraisals, land development, zoning, broker and property tax consultant. He has been actively engaged in advocacies on worthy causes and community services where he renders selfless service to humanity. He is the founder and principal of The OKPA Company, LLC, which has appraising and brokering commercial real estate and consulting on international trade and handling portfolio property tax consulting service for many years.
OKPA has joined the league of Nigerians doing Nigeria proud in diaspora.
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