Former Nigeria military President, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida has asked Igbo people to remain steadfast in promoting the oneness of Nigeria the same way they are promoting their businesses across the length and breadth of the country.
Speaking to Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA), from the 19 Northern states and Abuja, who visited him today, September 22, to celebrate his recent 78th birthday, Babangida said: “an indivisible Nigeria is very necessary and we must do everything possible to remain as one family, though we differ in tribe and tongue.
“You should use the same spirit of enterprise to promote peaceful co-existence among Nigerians, in all that you are doing.
“You have done well to keep Nigeria together. The Igbos are known to have the potentials of travelling far and wide, exploring new frontiers and business opportunities.”
He stressed the need for them to ensure that Nigerians continue to feel their positive impact, saying that this is important due to their tenacity in business enterprises which spans the length and breadth of the country and beyond.
“You should continue to allow your positive impacts to be felt among host ethnic nationalities in the country, as you explore business opportunities available.
“Nigerians, Igbos inclusive, should ensure they uphold the ideals of Nigeria’s founding fathers.
The delegation was led by the IDA President, Chief Chikezie Okezie and the Eze Igbo of Minna, Eze Pampas Wahiwe.