Group demands setting up of radio for Igbo traders nationwide

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A PAN-Igbo political and socio-cultural group, the Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), has called for the establishment of a radio station dedicated to the high number of migrant Igbo traders in all parts of the country.

The President of NUF, Mr Augustine Chukwudum, made the call Tuesday in a statement in Enugu.

He explained that there are millions of Igbo residing in all parts of the country and even in the most remote villages. 

“And this is why it is very important that the Federal Government must set up a radio station for the Igbo in those far flung places places.”

Chukwudum believes that “it will also go a long way in uniting this country as well as increasing the education and awareness levels of these traders, artisans and entrepreneurs because the Igbo are progressive in nature.

“We know very well that anywhere the Igbo go to, they help in developing the area without government’s assistance.”

Chukwudum noted that some groups had been making erroneous statements concerning radio stations meant to promote education and enlightenment in indigenous languages. He added that such statements were very unfair.

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