Ndigbo Remains Their Greatest Problems – Bianca Ojukwu
Mrs Bianca Ojukwu has stated that the greatest problem bedevilling Igbo survival in Nigeria is traced to Ndigbo themselves. Mrs Ojukwu, former Nigerian ambassador to Spain and wife of the late Igbo icon, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, made the comments on Thursday, November 26 at an event in Owerri.

“It is a misnomer that Ndigbo refers to themselves as Jews, but we hardly behave like Jews. Igboland is backward today because a lot of our people live and develop their places of domicile. They only come home for burials and a few ceremonies.

“How many Yorubas, Hausas, and people from other tribes, built houses or industries in Igboland? We have high rise buildings, industries, and estates across Nigeria. “Honestly, the greatest threat to Igbo freedom and survival is Ndigbo themselves.”

Meanwhile, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has called on southeast politicians to engage the northern part of the country in dialogue in their quest for Igbo presidency in 2023. The former deputy Senate president made the call on Wednesday, November 25 in Abuja at a book presentation authored by brands strategist, Ikem Okuhu. The Enugu-born federal lawmaker noted that while the calls for ceding the presidential tickets of the major political parties to the southeast are in order, he, however, counselled that the zone must engage the northern part of the country in dialogue.

In a related development, the minister of works and housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, has advised the leadership of the APC to respect and honour the agreement reached at the formative stage of the party for zoning to take place. Fashola made the comment while chatting with selected journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, November 24, adding that there was an agreement on zoning which he said should be honoured.