Dr Godwin Ikegwuonu was a pioneer of Igbo Union Finland and served as the organization's chairman from 1996 to 1999. The Union is a registered non-governmental cultural organization in Finland. The membership of Igbo Union Finland is open to all IGBO indigenes that are residing in Finland. Our membership is drawn not only from the Igbo nationals of Nigeria resident in Finland; but also from people who wish to learn about and identify with the Igbo culture. The union has a strength of 205 active members and has been active in cultural activities for the past fifteen years. These activities were designed to give members a sense of belonging in a society where they are a minority.