Igbo youths under the umbrella of Ohanaeze Youth Stakeholders have called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency, re-activate the Emene petroleum depot in Enugu, that of Osisioma in Aba, and Port Harcourt Refinery, as part of efforts to revive the economy of the region.
While promising their commitment to the “non-negotiable unity of Nigeria state, the stakeholders condemned all tendencies, elements, and factors that militate against the corporate existence and unity of the country.
Issuing a communique at the end of a two-day retreat in Enugu on Tuesday, the convener of the group, Arthur Obiora, restated that there was also the need for the full functionality of the Port Harcourt and Calabar seaports for the enhancement of rapid economic retrieval of the old Eastern Region.
He said, “We also call on concerned authorities to expedite the internationalization of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu by assigning more international flights and routes while equipping it with modern gadgets for nocturnal landing.”
However, the group
condemned the utterances and actions of the unrepentant political figures, who undermine the country’s democracy for their selfish gains, thereby placing Nigeria on a pedestal of humiliation and ridicule amongst the communities, of nations.
“We condemn in strong terms, the genocidal calls of some political contractors who have adopted the business of sowing the seeds of ethnoreligious profiling and its consequent genocide in Lagos against Ndigbo,” Obiora said.
“These ugly actions have resulted in massive loss of lives and properties on the side of Ndigbo,” he added.