Igbos are under siege in Nigeria — Igbo Leaders

IGBO Leaders of Thought, ILT, have asked South-East governors to collaborate and carry out joint services that would help address infrastructural deficit in the South-East zone.

Lamenting that Igbo have become a people under siege in Nigeria, the Professor Ben Nwabueze-led body said occupying presidency in 2023 should not be the priority now. They urged the governors and other leaders to key into its Perspectives In National Development, PIND, proposal to turn the fortunes of the Igbo around.

The ILT, which is taking the proposal to South-East governors for action said: ‘’For several decades, within the Nigerian Federation, Ndigbo can be described as

a nation in desperate search for acceptance as full citizens, a people deprived of the basic appreciation of their sacrifices in the task of founding and nurturing the Nigerian State. This unsatisfactory situation has continued unabated. The problem of how to accord Ndigbo their rightful place in the scheme of things in Nigeria persists and has continued to grow in intensity with each succeeding Government. The impression is gained, that an urgent need exists for an aggressive rethinking targeted at solving the problems of our last-in-the-queue status in Nigeria.’’