President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Igbos are fundamental to the nation’s growth and economy.
Buhari stated this during a townhall meeting with South-East leaders during his one-day official visit to Imo State on Thursday.
According to him, it was ‘unthinkable’ that an igbo man would want to leave the country.
According to a statement released and signed by his media aide, Femi Adesina the president was quoted as saying;
“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.”
He added that the Igbos stand to benefit more from his administration’s ongoing infrastructural development because they are ‘more enterprising’.