The Executive and members of the Pan Igbo Social-Cultural Organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Anambra state chapter, has called on the Federal government of Nigeria to stop forthwith policies that target and frustrate major Igbo industrialists like Air Peace boss, Barrister Allen Onyema, Chief Chukwumma Innocent, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, Clement Ibeto and host of others without further delayed.
The state president, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, who gave the warning on behalf of the chapter yesterday, in a get-together party organized by it leadership, at his country home, Etti-Nanka in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state, also described the action of the federal government as a way of de-industrialised the eastern Nigeria.
“These are patriotic and selfless industrialists who have projected the image of Nigeria on the global industrial map and are providing mass employment for Nigerian youths as well as adding to the Gross Domestic Product-GDP of the country. So why is the federal government harassing and intimidating them, he asked.
He said the ongoing persecution of their sons in different quarters was caused by the politics of appeasement and sabotage by those who did not want Igbos voice to be heard in the affairs of Nigeria.
“What Chief Chukwumma Innocent and Barrister Allen Onyema, particularly, has accomplished so far, no Indigenous industrialist in Nigeria has been able to do for the development of the country, he boosted.
“If Innoson Motors were owned by other regional businessmen, no frustration, harassment and intimidation would have come up, he added.
“We called on those involved directly or indirectly in the orchestrated campaign to frustrate our industrious sons to desist from their evil act before it is too late,” he concluded.
He commends governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state for his commitment to the welfare of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Lagos.