A former Minister of Foreign Affiars, Maj.- Gen. Ike Nwachukwu, has advocated honest effort by patriotic sons and daughters of Igboland to advance the fortunes of Ndigbo. Nwachukwu, Chairman and co-convener of the 2016 World Igbo Summit, made this known at Gregory University, Uturu (GUU), Abia on Thursday. The three-day conference is expected to produce a road map for economic growth and prosperity in the Southeast and other Igbo-speaking states of Nigeria.
The conference was organised by the World Igbo Summit Group (WISG) in collaboration with the Igbo Renaissance Centre of the Gregory University, Uturu (GUU). Nwachukwu said the objectives of the conference included to start “a 50-year visioning for Ndigbo, captured in short term, mid-term and long term strategic perspectives. “This will deal comprehensively with the development of Igboland, the wellbeing of our people in politics, business, education, technology and industry,” Nwachukwu said.
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, charged the participants to take a holistic look at factors that stunted economic and political growth in Igboland in the Nigerian nation. Iwuanyanwu further urged participants to lend it’s voice to the call by various groups and individuals for the restructuring of Nigeria in line with the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference. He also spoke on the activities of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Read more