*says they are landlords, hence can’t be handed quit notice
By PEACE UZOMAH, Kaduna
The President Ohanaeze Ndigbo 19 Northern States and the FCT, Barrister Augustine Amaechi has noted in clear terms that the Igbos resident in the Northern parts of Nigeria are not toublesome people.
While speaking in an exclusive interview with www.authenticnewsdaily.com he said Igbos own industries, schools, companies, hotels all in the North because if they were there to make trouble, they would not be investing.
“Most of us will not be investing heavily in industries, schools, companies etc. That is not the nature of those who want us to leave, if in any case Nigeria should be partitioned. I believe some Igbos will want to still stay in the North as well as Northerners in the east. Igbos still love this country,” he said.
According to Barrister Amaechi who argued that if the anger of the youth emanates from the 30th May, 2017 sIt at home order by IPOB and MASSOB, it was surprising that Igbos in the North have never organised Biafra rallies.
“Biafra rallies have been organised in Port Harcourt, Lagos, Spain and other parts of the world, but the Igbo man in the North has not done that. That is to show that it is not every Igbo in the North that is suporting the creation of Biafra”.
The President of Ohanaeze who is also the President of Ndigbo Kaduna State, equally opined that the best solution is for the country to be restructured so that everyone will benefit from the system.
He argued that in America, the states are confederating units and contribute to the centre.
“The federating units should be autonomous while paying tax and royalties to the Federal Government. This will make a lot of people to lose interest of becoming president, thereby tilting the resources of Nigeria to one side. You cannot be married to ten wives and claim to love them equally. You will love one and be managing others. Those other women will be seeing it and will know you are not fair,” he explained.
Going back memory lane, he lamented the plight of the Igbos after the civil war.
“The Igbos were asked to take only 20pounds out of their account despite the millions the Igbo man had in his account. The Igbo man has been able to rise from that setback to where he is today. So the Igbo man whether in the North, South, West has struggled to where he is today,” he pointed out.
He reinterated that Igbos despite the spate of insurgencies at Mubi, Borno and Kano, have not quit.
“The Igbos are landlords in this country and you do not give a landlord quit notice,” Ohanaeze Ndigbo President concluded.