THE President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has appealed for patience and calm by the Igbo in spite of the tension generated by the recent exit order issued by northern youths to igbo in the North.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu on his return from Abuja, where he led a delegation of Igbo intelligentsia to a meeting with the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, he said that their fear were allayed by the Acting president who assured them that the Federal Government would be fair to all.
Meanwhile, Osinbajo will next week meet jointly with northern leaders and their Igbo counterparts in continuation of efforts to resolve the growing impasse created by the quit order by Arewa youths to Igbo living in the north.
Some of those on the entourage were former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo and Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Onah.
He told reporters that the acting president copiously offered explanations to the Igbo leaders on the areas of concern they had raised, including their perceived feeling that the Igbo were being treated as second-class citizens in their own country.