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Why we are holding discourse on role of Ndigbo in united Nigeria -Daily Times


As part of its efforts to build a new Nigeria that everyone will be proud of and have a sense of belonging, The Daily Times of Nigeria is partnering with Katunga Media, a frontline media services organisation, to convene a public discourse on ‘The Role Of Ndigbo in a United Nigeria’.

This much was revealed by the Publisher of The Daily Times of Nigeria, Mr. Fidelis Anosike, who noted that the issues that continue to threaten the integrity of the country especially as it concerns the perceived marginalisation of the South Eastern geo-political zone and the resultant call by some fringe elements for a secession of the region and a creation of an independent states needs to be carefully, and in a responsible manner, discussed within the context of a strong role that Igbo people play in Nigeria, and will continue to play as all stakeholders strive towards building a virile and strong Nigeria.

According to him, The Daily Times is emboldened by its belief in the very many positives that come with a united and indivisible Nigeria where all concomitant groups within the federation are given a level playing field to develop and ensure that citizens receive a better quality of life and credible infrastructural development.

“The recent meeting between the President, Muhamadu Buhari, and leaders from the South East including the President-General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze, and the South Eastern state governors, has thrown up a basic rapprochement which has cleared the way for further dialogue with a view to better understanding the issues and proffering practical and immediate executionary initiatives thereby muting the continuous cry of marginalisation of the region,” he said.

The discussion according to Mr. Joseph Edgar of Katunga Media would bring together intellectuals, technocrats, socio cultural influencers, deep thinkers and the traditional instructions to discuss the issues based on facts and data, while at the same time eschewing myths and deceit in establishing the need for the continuous involvement of Ndigbo in the Nigerian project.

The conference would be a one day event drawing speakers from a wide spectrum of the society, including the highest levels of government, to the International Conference Centre Abuja, the venue of the summit.

The over one thousand attendees will be feted and entertained by a selection of Igbo cultural groups combined with a display of Igbo cultural artefacts telling the story of Ndigbo in Nigeria.

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