Igbos may lose assets in Abuja – Chief Iwuanyanwu

Prominent Igbo leader, Chief Sir Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, is worried that the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is fast losing its status as “a sanctuary for all Nigerians”.
Speaking at the Ohanaeze  Ndigbo Summit held recently at Awka, capital of Anambra State, the elder statesman observed that some people have come up of late to claim  right of indigeneship of Abuja without being challenge.
He said that this was at variance with the original concept of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as no-man’s-land, adding that if the trend continues Igbos who invested there, stand the risk of losing their assets.
He said that since its creation, the FCT Minister has always been appointed from only one section of the country when it should have rotated between North and South, and among the six geo-political zones.
Chief Iwuanyanwu expressed worry that the South East is not getting its due allocation of projects from the huge sums of foreign loans which the federal government is currently obtaining from foreign financial institutions regardless of the fact that these loans would be repaid by all Nigerians.
He called on the National Assembly to look into the matter and ensure justice and equity.
He, however, congratulated the Federal Government for its renewed effort in commencing work on the second Niger Bridge.
Chief Iwuanyanwu, one time chairman of the Strategy and Planning Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, commended the present leadership of the apex Igbo cultural organization under Chief John Nnia Nwodo, and called for proper funding of the organization.

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