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Ohanaeze Ndigbo charts new Course for Igbos, sets up Planning and Strategy Committee

by on June 27, 2017
 

The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-cul­tural organization of the Ig­bos, at the weekend set up a planning and strategy committee to define a new eco­nomic and socio political agenda for the Igbos.

The new agenda is meant to rediscover the lost values of Ndigbo and chart a new course for the Igbo race – to suit the prevailing socio-economic and political real­ities in Nigeria today and the world at large.

The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, gave these in­dications in Enugu yesterday while constituting the Committee.

In his address at the event, Chief Nwodo lamented that the organisation was at a loss on the way forward for the Igbo race, amidst the Quit Notice served by Arewa Youths on the Igbos to leave the Northern parts of the coun­try by October 1.

Nwodo said Ohanaeze was finding it extremely hard to draw a conclusion between the demand for an independent state of Biafra and the growing call for restructuring, as also be­ing canvassed by some sections of Igbos, as the best option for Ndigbo.

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He stressed that the strate­gy and planning committee that was set up has the onerous task to consult widely and advice the leadership of the organisa­tion on the way forward.

The strategy and planning committee is under the head­ship of Professor Charles Solu­do, a former governor of Cen­tral Bank of Nigeria [CBN]. The Committee is made up of about 100 eminent sons and daugh­ters of Igboland, with sterling qualities, who have proved themselves in their various fields of human endeavour.

The leader of the team, Pro­fessor Soludo, assured the or­ganization that the Committee will consult widely within and outside the committee so as to arrive at the best and popular wish of Ndigbo.

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  • chido
    June 27, 2017 at 10:49 am

    We stand on BIAFRA.

    BIAFRA existed as far back as 15th/16th centuries before the british experiments and contraption called Nigeria.

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