Southeast States Urged To Work As Regional Partners

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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has described the Igbo race as the catalyst that will quicken the growth and development of the nation. Gov. Ikpeazu stated this while fielding questions from newsmen at the one day summit organized by Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide.

At the event held at the international conference centre, Owerri, with the theme “Ndigbo and the state of the nation; prospects and challenges”, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu described the Igbo nation as blessed. He urged Igbos to eschew strife and hatred and love one another, which he said is key to the growth and development of the region.

Addressing newsmen at the end of the event which focused on refocusing the Igbo agenda for economic advancement and development of Nigeria, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu noted that the way forward for the Southeast is to see each other as regional partners. He noted that Igbo nation is due to have seaports and auto markets.

He emphasized that Igbos are known for their entrepreneurial spirits, which is the reason they are able to contribute to the Gross Domestic Product of any part of the world they are found.

The Abia State Governor emphasized that the development and survival of the southeast is not tied to any political affiliation, but unity and love.

The event attracted Governors of the Southeast zone, traditional rulers, eleder statesmen including Jim Nwobodo, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Alison Madueke, Prof. Anya O. Anya and Ebitu Ukiwe.

 

Posted on July, 15 2016

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