The traditional ruler of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe has urged Igbos outside the Southeast region to start investing in their home-land, Daily Post reports.
The Obi of Onitsha who spoke at the inaugural conference and presentation of a two-volume book title, "Igbo Nation: History and Challenges of Rebirth and Development” in Enugu, complained of why the Igbos are not investing in the region, saying over 70% of Igbos' investments are outside Igbo land.
He advised the Igbos to work on the many good ideas they have and use it to develop their land. He also told them that non-Igbos don't invest in the Southeast.
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He enjoined them to think home when they want to invest, saying their investments outside the Southeast has made them to be subjected to envy and hatred in other climes, citing the recent Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Finally, he stated that the Igbos must develop their region educationally, commercially, as well as instruct the political class on how they choose to be governed.
Meanwhile, the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has cautioned non- indigenes residing in Lagos state to conform to certain modes of conducts as expected by their hosts.