A former Vice President under the military rule (Chief of General Staff), Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (ret), has said that Igbos, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, are being treated unjustly.
Ukiwe, who made the claim on Wednesday during an event in Lagos, urged Ndigbo to remain focused and forget about lamenting the marginalisation under the present administration because “they have what it takes to succeed in Nigeria.”
“Igbo people are great people, it is unfortunate that they are being hated. But I am urging them to stop lamenting. This is not the time for lamentation. Igbo people should get up and move on because hatred is not always a bad thing. Ndigbo have good manners,” Ukiwe said.
“Let them practice good manners and move on. We are not known for being idle. Igbo people will succeed in this country.”
Founding Chairman of Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Prof Anya Anya, who also spoke at the event said: “Ndigbo should stop lamenting over their position in the country. Ndigbo should assist in building the reputation of Nigeria by being united. It is only with unity that Ndigbo would achieve their goals in Nigeria. But Ndigbo must stop the habit of lamentation.”