The newly inaugurated Youth Wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo has threatened should there be any attack on the Igbo nation, the group will follow with a reprisal.
Recent arrests of suspected members of the dread islamic sect, Boko-Haram in the south-east geo-political zone had sent shocking waves in the region.
In his inaugural address at the Ohaneze secriatariat,7 Park avenue, GRA, Enugu, the President General of Ohaneze Youth Wing, Mr. Okechukwu Isiguzoro, declared that with the inauguration of the youth wing, “the elephant of the Igbo nation is finally on its feet”.
“My administration is hinged on a 3-point agenda; security, youth empowerment and re-orientation. Insecurity poses a serious developmental challenge to our people.
“Investors will be flat-footed to invest in our area if the security situation is not guaranteed. This prevailing situation has led to burgeoning unemployment situation in the region. That is why my leadership will fight acts of kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities which constitute insecurity to a standstill.
“We call on Igbo industrialists having their businesses domicile in other parts of the country to emulate Innoson, Juhel and Peace Mass Transit. While it is good for the Ndigbo to travel all over the world to invest there, we urge them never to neglect the development of their homeland.
The youth leader promised to revive Igbo cosmology, ethos, values and culture insisting that without such ingredients, Igbo cannot forge a common front in matters of collective interest.
He called on the Federal Government to increase its presence in the region as statistics has shown that the region is bereaved of projects when compared to other zones in the country.
Continuing, the youth PG re-affirmed the resolve of Igbo youths to support the restructuring of Nigeria into six geo-political zones even as he commended the south-west for stoutly defending the position at the ongoing national conference.