The President General Ohaneze Ndigbo World Wide, Professor George Obiozor has called on all ethnic groups across the country to support the Federal Government’s efforts at ensuring unity for continuous corporate existence of the country.
Professor Obiozor who made the call in Abuja while addressing Igbo sons and daughters in the 19 Northern States and the FCT said Ndigbo would never promote issues that could distrupt peaceful co-existence and lead to disintegration.
He appealed to Ndigbo home and abroad not to relent in contributing to socio economic development and work with other ethnic groups towards realising dreams of the nation’s founding fathers.
The President of Ohaneze Ndigbo however urged Government to ensure transparency, equity, justice, even distribution of resources and positions for peace to reign in every part of the country.
A former Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Lady Stella Odife who expressed concern over the effects of the present economic situation particularly on women and youths called on government at all levels to take urgent steps to address the ugly trend.
Lady Odife however appealed to Igbo sons and daughters to be law abiding and support efforts towards bringing the country out of her present challenges.
Also speaking, A former minister of state Foreign Affairs, Mr Dubem Onyia emphasized the need for Nigerians and Government to work together to tackle the present security challenges threatening national development.
In his remarks, President Ohaneze Ndigbo in the 19 Northern States and FCT, Mr Augustine Amaechi commended the contributions of Igbo people to the development of the region and called on the national leadership of the association to allocate a specific position in the National Executive of the Ohaneze Ndigbo World Wide to be occupied by the group in the North.
The Forum which was attended by Leaders of all affiliated groups including youths and women associations as well as political leaders and diplomats pledged to mobilise resources to address unemployment and infrastructure deficit in the south east region.