Ndigbo calls for unity to promote development in South-East
Members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Niger have identified lack of unity as a major impediment to socio-political development of most of south eastern states.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the association, Chief Emmanuel Ezeugo, in Abuja on Monday.
The association also observed that lack of unity had explained why “the governors of Ohanaeze Ndigbo states are always at crossroads with each other.
“Our governors don’t even cooperate with the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in setting developmental agenda for the region.
“We have, as well, never seen our governors as major stakeholders, who attend the association’s meetings or take any proposal on development serious.”
The statement said the association had, therefore, concluded arrangement to organise a summit to address the challenge with the theme, “Oganiru na Akonauchi.”
The statement said the high points of the summit would include the inauguration of the association’s women wing on Dec. 12 at Suleja Township Stadium.
“The summit is an event that will bring the Igbo sons and daughters in and outside the state together to reflect on the challenges facing the Igbos,” the statement said.