By Chioma Gabriel
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said it will collect data on all positions and their distributions in all federal ministries, agencies and parastattals with a view to ensuring fair distribution to all parts of the country.
The group said it would also investigate the ownership of all oil blocs in Niger Delta to ensure no part of the country dominate the sector.
The Spokesman of the group, Chuks Ibegbu advised the Federal Character Commission to ensure fair representation of all sections of the country in the nation’s commonwealth without sacrificing merit however. He lauded the recent court ruling for a uniform cut-off point in tertiary schools and federal government colleges admission, lamenting that the unjust disparity hitherto has wrought unfair hardship on students seeking admission to federal institutions from the South East in particular and the South in general.
On the issue of Senate Presidency or Speaker of the House of Representatives now raging on , he said: “ What Ndigbo needed most is restructuring of Nigeria and not who occupies what position which only benefits the occupant as in the past. We are not much interested in positions now but what our people, the common Igbo masses benefit from the country in its entirety.”
He noted that Ohanaeze leadership will meet very soon to take stock of the last elections and react appropriately, warning anybody purporting to speak on the issue on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to desist from doing so.
The Ohanaeze Spokesman also commiserated with the family of late Prophet Chidi Mcjossy, the General Co ordinator of the General Assembly of Igbo Christains GAICON who will be buried at Mbeke, Isiala Mbano, Imo State tomorrow. Prophet Mcjossy was a staunch Imeobi member of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and its spiritual advisor.
Meantime, an Igbo group Ebube Ndigbo has asked the Federal Government to appoint a credible Igbo man as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The spokesman of the group, Okezie Dick, noted that the position is more befitting to Ndigbo in addition to the Deputy Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The group insisted that “President Buhari made tremendous progress in Igbo land in 2019 elections unlike in 2015 and thus the Igbo deserve these positions.”
Okezie warned those jostling for positions at the centre from Igbo land to put their acts together instead of cacophony of ambitions for personal and selfish gains. He noted that the group would soon announce the names of possible Igbo personalities that the federal government may consider for various positions due for Ndigbo.