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Amaechi begs President Buhari to let Igbos Go, gives reason

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More concerns over the perceived prolonged enduring stay of Igbos in Nigeria regarding lopsided political appointments, poor job opportunities, and absence of federal presence within the South East region, etc.

The then Nigeria’s minister of aviation during the first republic, Amaechi Mbazulike has requested to let Igbos control their economic and social affairs if they are no longer needed in Nigeria.

The ex-minister, Amaechi urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

He, however, acknowledged his fate in the coexistence of the separate regions for ‘one Nigeria’ and would like the amalgamation to continue but regretted seeing it under present condition.

Elder Amaechi lamented the poor state of the country, noting that Nigeria needs to start all over.

Speaking during a virtual meeting via Zoom put together by seasoned journalist, Dele Momodo of the Ovation Magazine and Mazi Ezeoke on Thursday the former minister and foremost nationalist said Igbos are neglected.

He pointedly said Nigeria has shifted from the original pioneered by the founding fathers, maintaining that there is an urgent need to get a new constitution where every citizen will be part and involved to speak what they want.

In his words: “I am sad. This is no longer the country we founded. This country has to start all over again.

“You can’t beat someone and ask him not to cry. If you don’t like us, let us go. I don’t want to go, I believe in one Nigeria.”

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