The past president General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in the person of chief Nnia Nwodu, took to the paper to announce that the federal government of Nigeria is treating the Igbo race as second class citizens.”FG treats Igbos as second class citizens”.
This was made known in a paper he delivered ” Nigerian’s political and Economic future – Dangers we can Avert”.
He laid more emphasis on the exclusion of the igbos in the security system and architecture of the country as well as other sensitive positions.
In his words; “the federal government has grossly marginalised and treated us as second class citizens. For instance, You won’t find any Igbo man heading any security arm of the armed forces. We are being jam parked with police men as if we are a deliberate policy to intimidate and hold us down”
“It remains provocative when it comes to the brazen impunity in dealing with matters which are of concern to south East.”
He continues; ” we have always invested and contributes to economic and social life of the communities we live in. Proudly, we are Christians but we also accommodate our brothers of other persuasions well”
The Ex minister of information has regretted the high handedness of the FG when it comes to dealing with the south east and high militalization of the south east which has caused disenchantment amongst youths.
“It is being made impossible for leaders in the south East to contain anger of the youth as a cause of this current approach”
He also mentioned that despite the harshness and unfriendly disposition deposited on Ndigbo, the race still remains the most enterprising, accommodating and religious tolerant tribe in Nigeria.
“We still remain the largest ethnic group amongst indigenous tribes in Nigeria. We are known for our hard work and contributions to the economic and social life of any community we live in.Proudly, we are Christians but we also accommodate our brothers of other persuasions well” He Contended.
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