MASSOB, youths meet with Igbo leaders demand Igbo Presidency, additional State in S'East 1
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MASSOB, youths meet with Igbo leaders demand Igbo Presidency, additional State in S’East

The post EndSARS protest meeting of Igbo leaders which entered the second day in Enugu Friday, held a closed door meeting with pro Biafra groups and leaders of Igbo youths.

Also present in the meeting were the South East Governors, National Assembly members, South East clergy, Igbo leaders and women leaders.

In a paper presented to the Igbo leaders, the youths and pro Biafra groups demanded that the South East should be given the opportunity to be president of Nigeria in 2023.

“Disarming of killer herdsmen with AK 47 in the South East , who have  occupied our forest and farmlands, destroying, kidnapping,and killing our women while we pledge to live and work peacefully with our brothers and sisters and herdsmen, who have been living peacefully with us.

“Creation of one more State in the South East to balance the equation with other regions.

“The South East Governors to determine locations, where road blocks are necessary in the South East, especially in emergency situations with a view to addressing the complains of our people about many road blocks and extortions in the South East.

“There’s serious discrimination and marginalisation of South East Federal civil servants. We want the FG to look into this.

“Each state must set up youth Rehabilitation and empowerment fund to address youth unemployment in the South East.

“South East should set up monitoring committee in each state made up of youths, igbo leaders, traditional rulers, clergymen and Governors representatives and women to monitor compensation and empowerment fund in the South to be set up by Governors and the FG.

“The Igbo youths and MASSOB notes with sadness, that Igbo land is being discriminated against in the allocation of Federal infrastructural projects.

“We note specifically, that all the Federal roads in Igbo land are in a terrible State of disrepair. We therefore demand that the FG should immediately approve a substantial intervention fund to complete these road projects.

“We also demand that substantial allocation be made for major infrastructural projects in the 2021 budget currently before the NASS.

“That the president General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo should lead a delegation of South East youth representatives and selected Igbo leaders to the presidency, to make their demand known to Mr President.”

The position of the group was presented to the Igbo leaders by Comrade Uchenna Madu, leader of MASSOB.

Chairman South East Governor’s Forum Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi who received the papers promised that immediate actions would be taken to address the demands.

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