By Larry Onwuta
The Ohanaeze Youth Wing has congratulated the Igbo delegates over what they described as impressive outing at the National conference since they have achieved about 80% of the Igbo Agenda at the Confab.
Leadership of Chief Enwo Igariwey, President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Gen. Ike Nwachukwu, Leader, South East delegates, according to Mazi Isiguzoro has demonstrated actually that the group was out to represent the region in Nigeria.
National President, Ohanaeze Youth Wing Worldwide Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro in a press statement urged the leaders to be focused and ensuring that none of what they achieved for Ndigbo was tampered with at this final stage of the conference.
The Youth also commended the position of the South East Governors’ in their commitment to pursue vigorously the security challenges in the region as exemplified by their recent decision to procure security equipments to enable them enhance security within the region.
Mazi Isiguzoro further urged governors to work assiduously towards regional economic integration in order to pool resources together, thereby having a larger and more attractive market by virtue of economy of scales, stating that the forthcoming annual South East Economic Summit will be an avenue for them to formalize a legal framework for regional integration.
The Youth Wing of Ohanaeze in this effect expressed willingness to partner with the South East Governors’ Forum as to reduce insecurity in the region, adding that insecurity is best tackled through massive investment in job creation and youth empowerment through industrialization and agriculture.
“We urge every South East governor to present a score card of how many industries his Government has attracted or built in his state”
“We call on President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to as a matter of urgency ensure the resuscitation of the Enugu coal mine, possibly before the end of the year so as to return the economy of the South East to winning ways”.
“Also, the Federal Government is being implored to fast track the construction of the Enugu and Gombe coal fired power plants as contained in the 2014 budget so as to enhance the industrial potentials of both the South East and the North East regions.