The north is the safest place for Igbo: Ohanaese.

The north is the safest place for Igbo: Ohanaese.

A social and cultural group at the top of the Igbo, Ohanaese Ndigbo, described northern Nigeria as one of the safest places for Igbo to live and go about their business.

The president of the group in the 19 northern states, Augustine Amaechi, said yesterday in Abuja that Igbo have gone beyond the established measures in this region, and that this indicates their prosperity.

Amaechi, while acknowledging that there have been some skirmishes with the host communities, noted that this is inevitable as “it is expected in an emerging economy.”

Regarding the demand for a branch in the southeast, he said the unrest was caused by a lack of jobs and employment in the region; pointing out that since the Igbo are traders, they need the North to maintain their financial strength.

“Our elders say that even if young people are agitated and angry, we need a restructuring of Nigeria, not a division of Nigeria, because you cannot sell what you produce in your village to make big sales like the Alaba market in Lagos. “

For his part, President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo George Obiozor said that the Igbo nation is not at war with anyone.

“All we want is to be treated the same way as other people. It’s time to tell the truth in power. We need peace and unity, and they cannot be achieved through propaganda, and transparency must be respected. “

Source: – Daily Trust

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