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  • Updated: March 28, 2024

End insecurity in Igbo land - Ohanaeze urges South-East governors, security agencies

End insecurity in Igbo land - Ohanaeze urges South-East gove

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has called on South-East governors and security agencies to intensify efforts in tackling insecurity within the region.

This plea was articulated in a statement released at the conclusion of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo retreat themed "Ako Bu Ije", signed by the national secretary, Okey Emuchay, and national publicity secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, on Wednesday in Enugu.

Highlighting insecurity as a significant barrier to the region's progress, the statement urged governors, security agencies, and civil society organizations to step up their efforts in enhancing security measures. 

The group maintained that the consensus that bolstering security will unleash the region's vast potential, particularly in the agricultural sector.

The retreat also harped on the capacity of Ndigbo for self-sufficiency in food production and urged the Igbo governors to key into the vision as well as ensure tight security in the region to earn the confidence of intending investors.

According to the communique, the retreat resolved to intensify its drive for the unconditional release of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

It noted that Ndigbo had enormous human and natural potential to initiate a “made-to-fit” regional development agenda that aligns with the current global reality.

“We also observed that Ndigbo have not exploited the opportunistic media space to identify the power centres in the region and galvanising them for collective action.

“The various specialised Ohanaeze Committees were, therefore, urged to swing into action to ensure the realization of the new Igbo agenda in sync with 21st Century socio-economic realities,” it said.

It said the Igbo leaders emphasised the imperative of collaboration between Ohanaeze leadership and Igbo governors for the realisation of Ala-Igbo transformation agenda.

The communique further said Igbo leaders endorsed the proposed N10 billion endowment fund from Igbos in diaspora to give Ohanaeze a reasonable degree of financial stability.

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