Igbo people living in the Northern parts of the country have said they would stay put in Northern Nigeria despite the 90 day ultimatum given to them to quit the region by a coalition of northern youths.
Their stance was made known by the president-general of Igbo traditional rulers in the northern states and Abuja, Chief Chikezie Nwogwu, during a courtesy call on Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday, June 20, Vanguard reports.
Chief Chikezie Nwogu, told the governor that the Igbos were not going anywhere but would remain in the north, adding that Igbos have made tremendous contribution to the region. “We are not in support of division. We are saying that things should be done right,” he said.
The Igbo leader however, called on the government to address some of the underlying factors that have led to the agitations in different parts of the country.
“We want the government to tackle the root cause of agitations and subsequent quit notice by Northern youths and find solution. We are not happy with the call for division. We want Nigeria as one so that all of us can benefit. Northern youths have been our brothers,” he said.