Ohanaeze urges Igbo to relocate business to South-East

Ohanaeze-Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has called on Ndigbo to relocate their business headquarters to Igbo land and make South-East the economic hub of Nigeria.
It lamented that most Igbo youths have lost their investments estimated at over N63 trillion in the North through the various fire incidence that gutted their shops, as well as the demolition exercises that was ordered by the Lagos State Government in the South-West.
The group also urged Ndigbo to expect tougher times in 2018 and to be prepared to adjust to the economic realities on the ground.
OYC decried the number of Igbo youths killed in 2017 through the hands of soldiers, who executed the infamous operation “Python Dance II.”
Against this backdrop, the group, in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Okwu Nnabuike, and the National Vice-President, Obinna Achionye, called on the Federal Government to protect every Nigerian irrespective of tribe or religion.
OYC said that, “Igbo Youths mourn our youths, who fell victim during the ‘Operation Python Dance’ and those killed in the North-East.
“We call on the Federal Government to protect all citizens no matter the circumstance.
“We also call on our brothers outside Igbo land to relocate their business headquarters to the South- East, in order to make the region the economic hub of Nigeria.”
It further commended the South-East Governors, especially the Enugu State governor, for rising to the occasion to protect Ndigbo from Fulani herdsmen, Governor David Umahi for his developmental strides in Ebonyi, Governor Willie Obiano for preservation of Igbo political identity, Governor Ikezie Ikpeazu for his Made-in-Abia products and Governor Rochas Okorocha on his developmental strides in Imo. We urge all the Governors of South East to do more for the people”.
The group also alleged that it has uncovered a plot by some unnamed Igbo leaders to create chaos in the leadership of OYC, and alleged of another to remove its National President, Okechukwu Isiguzoro.
It called on the South-East Governors to warn this unnamed Igbo leaders, “because any attempt to dislodge the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide will spell doom for them as Okechukwu Isiguzoro tenure expires in December 2018.”

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