June 13, 2024

Ohanaeze inaugurates 20-member restructuring committee

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo President-General, Chief Engr Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu

By John  Alechenu

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has inaugurated a 20-member committee to fashion out a position for Ndigbo for the proposed restructuring of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Members of the committee were drawn from the intelligencia, the academia and political leadership across Igbo land.

Former Enugu State governor, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, was named chairman of the committee while other members include  Onyema Ugochukwu, Senators Adolphus Wagbara, Ben Obi, Julius Ucha, Dan Nwanyanwu and Amb. Humphrey Orjiako among others.

While inaugurating the committee in Abuja, yesterday, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide,  Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, charged members to give the committee the seriousness it deserved.

He said: “I’m therefore of very strong belief that restructuring of Nigeria is a social, economic and cultural imperative. Many   groups in Nigeria have continued to make  demands for  secession  from the country. Such demands have come from the Northern, Western and of course Eastern part of Nigeria.

“Once the structure of Nigeria is right, all these demands and agitations will stop and Nigeria by God’s grace will be one of the greatest countries in the world.”

Earlier, Iwuanyanwu went down  memory lane to recall  past agitations before and after the civil war.

He dispelled long-held wrong notions about the position of the defunct Eastern Region during the Aburi Conference.

According to him, the late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu who led the delegation to the Aburi conference with General Yakubu Gowon, never asked for secession from Nigeria but for restructuring to give parts of the federation greater autonomy.