The Igbo Unity Group, World Igbo Youth Council and Nigerian Presidency of South-East Extraction Movement on Thursday said Ndigbo “must produce the next president of Nigeria whenever Dr. Goodluck Jonathan quits.” They argued that the “other zones of the country have had their fair share in the power distribution except the South-East.”
The groups spoke at an annual lecture in Enugu.
The lecture on Igbo unity, was delivered by former Anambra State governor, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife.
In a communique by Mr. Chuks Ibegbu and Chief Charles Okereke, IUF Secretary General and NPIEM Oversea Coordinator respectively, they called for a complete restructuring of Nigeria and creation of more states and councils in the South-East.
The communique read in part, “The Federal Government should address the infrastructural challenges in the South-East. There is no single federal job creation industry in the zone. This needs to be anxiously addressed to bring succour to our teeming jobless youths.
“The federal roads in the South-East, especially Enugu/Port-Harcourt and Enugu-Onitsha roads that are death traps, should be reconstructed without further delay. The dualisation of Lokoja-Abuja federal highway should be extended to Enugu since major users of the road are from the South-East and South-South.”
The groups in a communique also called on the Federal Government to take steps to address the Boko Haram and security challenges in the country of which the people “of the South-East are gretest victims.”