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IPOB agitates for Biafra because youths have lost confidence in Nigeria – Ohanaeze

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Chief Nnia Joh Nwodo, the President General of the Igbo Apex group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has learned voice on the continued agitation for a sovereign state of Biafra led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Nwodo spoke while responding to questions on the Arise News programme, “Zoning of the Presidency and Igbo Agenda”, blamed the government at the center for the continued demand for Biafra mainly by the youth of Igbo extraction.

In the exclusive interview video of about 2 hours obtained by SCANNEWS24, responding to question “his view on the continued call by IPOB” Chief Nwodo said the youths are calling because they have failed up with Nigeria.

To drive in his reason, the Ohanaeze President noted that youths from the Southern region, mainly in the present administration of President Mohammadu Buhari does not recognize them.

Citing to back up his claim, Nnia Nwodo expressed that during their days as youths, opportunities were given to youths in government compare to today’s Nigeria were the young men and women are not carried along.

He also emphasised on the need federal government has to create job opportunities to absorb the teaming young graduates and infrastructural presence within the South East region.

In his words: “the young people of Nigeria are failed with the government. No one goes to school and be sure of his certificate.

“What is happening today never existed, it didn’t happen in our time.

“I’m of the view the younger generation does something to show that they are angry.

“What you referred to the behavior of Nnamdi Kanu, like what I said earlier, young people of the East feel that they don’t belong in the country. None of them can get a job in the civil service of the federation.

He went on to lament the denial of job opportunities to people the people of the Eastern region both in the force, and major job allocations which avail the poorest slot to the region.

He, however, praised the intellectual capacity of the Igbos and their industrial action towards the nation’s economy “one of the entrepreneurial skills os groomed in Alaba Market.

Nwodo added that Igbo Youths lost confidence in Nigeria on the reason there is no avenue for competition and the country need’s to be restructured.

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