IPOB NEWS: Ohanaeze Sets Up Committee To Design Economic Blueprint For Ndigbo
NEWS: Ohanaeze Sets Up Committee To Design Economic Blueprint For
Ndigbo — Ohanaeze Ndigbo has set up a committee to develop an economic
blue-print for the South-East, its President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo,
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said: “The Planning and Strategy Committee, headed by former Governor
of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, with
Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa as deputy and Ferdinand Agu, will design an economic
road map for Ndigbo. It is a rapid response to our new call on our
people to develop a spirit of self-reliance.”
Nwodo, who spoke in
Enugu, said the economic agenda would “be our home grown effort to
initiate practical development models, powered by the private sector and
specifically directed in the first place to production, commerce and
He, however, commended the governors of Anambra,
Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Delta, Imo and Rivers states for their development
His words: “Commendable developments are noticeable in
our states. Anambra has launched a new joint venture in building an
international cargo and passenger airport with a proximate new city.
and Enugu have had useful meetings with the Federal Ministry of Mines
with a view to reactivating Nkalagu Cement and Enugu Coal Corporation.
is building a gas plant in Egbema. Abia is partnering with an
international consortium in developing a new sea port at Obeaku.
is developing a new Port Harcourt city with an industrial layout. Delta
has embarked on a massive urban infrastructural renewal scheme. There
is, in our view, a rekindling of the determination to take our destiny
into our own hands.
“On the part of Ohanaeze, we have set up two
important working committees including the Planning and Strategy
Committee and a Construction Review Committee with James Ikeyi, SAN, as