The former military head of state, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida,
has called Igbo people to hold on to the ideals of Nigeria’s founding
Babangida stated this in Minna, when the Igbo Delegates Assembly
(IDA), from the 19 northern states and Abuja, visited him recently.
The delegation was led by the IDA president, Chief Chikezie Okezie and
the Eze Igbo of Minna, Eze Pampas Wahiwe.
“You should continue to allow your positive impacts to be felt among
host ethnic nationalities in the country, as you explore business
“Nigerians, Igbo inclusive, should ensure they uphold the ideals of
Nigeria’s founding fathers.
“An indivisible Nigeria is very necessary and we must do everything
possible to remain as one family, though we differ in tribe and
tongue,” he said.
IBB added, “You should use the same spirit of enterprise to promote
peaceful co-existence among Nigerians, in all that you are doing.
“You have done well to keep Nigeria together. The Igbo are known to
have the potential of travelling far and wide, exploring new frontiers
and business opportunities.”