|The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, has reminded Ndi Igbo that Nigeria is not their country. Dr Achebe, urged the Ndi Igbo to relocate all their investments to industrialise their home.|
Speaking at a book presentation and inaugural conference of Ala Igbo Development Foundation (ADF) in Enugu on Thursday, Achebe said more than 70 per cent of the investments of the Igbo-speaking Biafrans was scattered in other parts of Nigeria.
He said that the success of the Ndi Igbo in other parts of the country had often bred envy from their host communities and sometimes led to xenophobic attacks at any slight provocation.
“The more we take root in other lands, it generates envy from the host communities which often leads to xenophobic attacks on the Igbo.
“We must come back to Igbo land which is our base. We must begin to bring our investment back, rebuild and industrialise our land,’’ he said.
The traditional ruler noted that it was high time the Igbo began to translate the intentions of the various Igbo groups championing their wellbeing into action.
The Ala Igbo Development Foundation, a new sociocultural organisation angling to overthrow the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, champions the development of Igbo land and the rebirth of the spirit of its culture and civilisation.