General(retd), Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), former military head of state, on Thursday, has called on Igbos and other ethnic groups in Nigeria to ensure we all live at one nation as we marked as Nigeria marked their 21st uninterrupted Democracy Day.
According to IBB, he said; Igbos are well-known in terms of business enterprises across the length and breadth in Nigeria and across the world.
He made this statement, as he celebrates with Nigerians on our 21st uninterrupted Democracy Day. Calls for peace and unity in the country and to avoided past mistakes that the country has been into in the 19’s.
“You should continue to allow your positive impacts to be felt among host ethnic nationalities in the country, as you explore business opportunities available.
“Nigerians, Igbos inclusive, should ensure they uphold the ideals of Nigeria’s founding fathers.
“An indivisible Nigeria is very necessary and we must do everything possible to remain as one family, though we differ in tribe and tongue,” he said.
He appreciated the Igbos for being very enterprising and determined to succeed by penetrating the nooks and crannies of the country for business exploits.
“You should use the same spirit of enterprise to promote peaceful co-existence among Nigerians, in all that you are doing.
“You have done well to keep Nigeria together. The Igbos are known to have the potential of traveling far and wide, exploring new frontiers and business opportunities,” he said.