Ohanaeze Ndigbo makes stunning revelation, says north is safest place for Igbo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo makes stunning revelation, says north is safest place for Igbo

- Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged the people of the southeast in the north not to be panic

- Augustine Amaechi, the chairman of the group in 19 northern states made the plea in Abuja

- Amaechi said that the north is the best place to live in the country

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo apex socio-cultural group, has described northern Nigeria as one of the safest places for Igbos to live in and do their trades.

The Punch reports that the chairman of the group in the 19 northern states, Augustine Amaechi, in Abuja, stated that the region had accommodated Igbo people beyond measures, saying that accounted for their prosperity.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo makes stunning revelation, says north is safest place for Igbo
The chairman of the group in the 19 northern states, Augustine Amaechi said the north is the safest for Igbo. Credit: @Ohanaezendigboo
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Legit.ng gathered reported that Amaechi while acknowledging that there have been some skirmishes with their host communities, noted that it is unavoidable as it is expected in a developing economy.

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Sahara Reporters also reports that he said the agitation for secession coming from the southeast is a result of a lack of employment in the region, stressing that the Igbo need the north for their financial strength to be maintained.

Amaechi said:

“Our elders are saying that even if the youth are agitating and angry, we need a restructure of Nigeria and not a division of Nigeria because you can’t sell what you produce in your village to make big sales like in Alaba Market in Lagos.”

The president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, George Obiozor, called for peace and unity, adding that the Igbo nation is not at war with anybody.

He said:

“All we want is to be treated equally with other people. It is time for us to speak truth to power. We need peace and unity and they can’t be gotten through propaganda and transparency must be followed."

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Speaking on the secession in the southeast, he said the agitation was due to a lack of jobs and employment in the region, stressing that since Igbos are traders, they need the North to maintain their financial strength.

He stated:

“Our elders are saying that even if the youth are agitating and angry, we need a restructure of Nigeria and not a division of Nigeria because you can’t sell what you produce in your village to make big sales like in Alaba Market in Lagos.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, in her tweet on Monday, March 29, told fellow citizens that the country would not suffer disintegration nor go through another civil war under President Muhammadu Buhari's watch.

It was had previously reported that she, therefore, called on persons like Sunday Igboho and his accomplices to shelve the idea as the president is still in charge as the chief security officer of the country.

Source: Legit

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