Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has said that the Igbo must do things differently in order to succeed in Nigeria and reclaim their pride of place.
The governor made this assertion at the Imeobi Ohaneze Ndigbo meeting held on Sunday at the Nike Lake Resort, Enugu, in Enugu State.
He pointed out the Igbo were not the only tribe notorious for having discordant views, but noted that other regions were able to manage theirs better, stressing that the time had come for the Igbo to change strategy to move the region forward
Uzodimma commended the outgoing President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo for raising the bar of leadership of the organization despite the many challenges and difficulties he faced, and disclosed that the South-East governors had agreed to present a brand new Prado SUV to him as parting gift.
He appreciated the reports of the various committees particularly the Alaigbo Stabilisation Fund Committee chaired by Prof. Osita Ogbu, which he observed would enable Ndigbo get freedom, in addition to creating employment and solving security problems.
Uzodimma offered a fully functional office in support of the stabilisation fund committee.
The outgoing President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, thanked the people for the opportunity to serve and prayed for the emergence of new credible leadership come January 2021.
Nwodo harped on the need for continuation of diplomatic warfare by the new leadership as he recounted the horrors of the civil war, adding that he would never be party to anything that will result in another civil war.
The outgoing President General stressed the importance of not abandoning the struggle for national restructuring even as he expressed satisfaction that those who previously were against restructuring of Nigeria are now calling for restructuring.
Present at the meeting included Imo Deputy Governor, Prof Placid Njoku; Senator Rochas Okorocha, Prof Maurice Iwu, Prof George Obiozor, Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Sen Chris Ngige, Sen Ike Ekweremadu, Dr. Peter Obi, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu; Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe and many others.
Highlights of the meeting included the review of South-East security committee report, the draft of membership of Ohaneze Ndigbo electoral committee and adoption of resolutions of the Alaigbo Stabilisation Fund Committee which featured the Ndigbo Development Fund and Alaigbo Investment Company.