Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, on Thursday, told the Igbos that they cannot afford to be intolerant people because of their entrepreneurial skills and itinerant behaviour.
The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria made this statement at the South East Economic and Security Summit in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Soludo expressed the readiness of the region to do business but highlighted the need for partnership with the rest of the country, the diaspora and the international community.
He said, “As an itinerant people, who are everywhere, we cannot afford to be intolerant people. We cannot afford to be provincial.
“We must think home to build a livable and prosperous homeland.”
Soludo also expressed the unalloyed commitment of the governors of the region to the Southeast agenda, adding that there is a need for a 100-year plan for the region and a homeland consciousness of self-belief to execute the plan.
The South East governors organised the two-day summit to analyse the challenges of insecurity and economic disruptions currently ravaging the region and explore ways to end them.