President Muhammadu Buhari has said it is unthinkable for anybody from the SouthEast to desire leaving Nigeria.
Buhari wondered why some Igbo people are clamouring for separation..
The president said Igbo people are relevant in Nigeria, adding that they own successful businesses across the country.
Buhari stated this during a town hall meeting with South-East leaders during his one-day official visit to Imo State.
A statement quoted the president as saying that with less than two years left in his eight-year tenure as the President of Nigeria, security would remain a major priority for his regime.
The statement signed by Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina, was titled, ‘I want to be remembered as a president who stabilised Nigeria, President Buhari tells South-East leaders’, on Thursday.
Acknowledging the resourcefulness and enterprising spirit of Igbo people, the President said, “The fundamental thing about the Igbo people is that there is no town you will visit in Nigeria without seeing the Igbos being in charge of either infrastructure or pharmaceutical industry.
“Therefore, it is unthinkable for me that any Igbo man would consider himself not to be a part of Nigeria.
“The evidence is there for everyone to see that Igbos are in charge of Nigeria’s economy.”