Ohanaeze Ndigbo told to welcome returning Nigerians to South east
The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on all south east governors to prepare for the return of victims of the xenophobic attack in South Africa.
The president general of the organisation, John Nnia-Nwodo, during a press briefing on the forthcoming Igbo Day celebration said Ohanaeze will also acknowledge people of the region who played major roles in the development of the south east. Condemning the attack of Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa, Nwodo said, south east governor must be ready to provide a landing ground for returnees.
“The south east governors must put things on ground to assist those returning from South Africa, the bulk of whom are Igbo people. We call on them to use this opportunity to put infrastructure that will cushion the effect of their unplanned dislocation,” Nwodo said.
Noting that the Ohanaeze is not economically empowered to assist the returnees, the president general said the incident in South Africa is a shame to all African nations. “For South Africans to start behaving the way that they are doing is quite unfortunate,” Nwodo added.