“The Arrangement In Buhari Govt Is To Devalue The Igbo Nation”

By KayCee March 5, 2016 20:05

An Igbo socio-political group, under the platform of Conference of Igbo Improvement Union, (CIIU), has cried out over what it sees as the growing neglect of the Igbo-speaking people in the country.

The group, comprising of eight Igbo-speaking states, made its position known at the end of a two- day meeting held in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

The group charged governors and eminent figures in the geo-political zone to immediately intervene to ensure that people of the area get fair attention in Project Nigeria.

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In a communiqué read after the meeting, the union described “the arrangement in the Buhari government as a furtherance of the post-civil war efforts to devalue the Igbo nation.”

It also rejected the “ugly trend in its entirety and calls for a just and equitable federation, by recognizing and abiding by the zonal formula that that the Federal Republic of Nigeria has been practicing.”

The communiqué, which was signed by representatives of the eight states at the meeting, expressed sadness that since the civil war ended, the lot of the Igbo has not improved, noting that appointments have been lopsided at the exclusion of Ndigbo.

The eight states states at the meeting were, Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Rivers States.



By KayCee March 5, 2016 20:05