Enugu-based Catholic priest, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka has disclosed why Igbos must insist on the unity of Nigeria.
Mbaka said Igbo should not be seeking secession because they stand to lose a lot if Biafra is achieved.
The controversial clergyman maintained that Igbos own most of the business ventures across Nigeria, as such should seek Nigeria’s unity.
Addressing a gathering of Igbos in East London, on Tuesday, Mbaka said, “No Hausa person owns property in Igboland. No Yoruba person owns property in Igboland.
“But 60% of businesses in northern Nigeria are owned by Igbos. 40% of businesses in western Nigeria are owned by Igbos.”
Claiming to know how much Igbos owned across Nigeria because he was regularly invited to say blessings at the opening of new businesses by Igbos in northern Nigeria, Mbaka said, “Go to Sabon Gari in Kano and see what Igbos own there”.
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