Former Military Leader, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida popularly known as IBB has sent out a message to Igbo people following a visit by an Igbo group in celebration of his 78th Birthday.
IBB encouraged Igbos to ensure that Nigerians continue to feel their positive Impact. He explained that this was important due to their tenacity in business enterprises which spans the length and breadth of the country and beyond.
The Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA), from the 19 Northern states and Abuja, visited the former leader to celebrate his recent 78th birthday. The delegation was led by the IDA president, Chief Chikezie Okezie and the Eze Igbo of Minna, Eze Pampas Wahiwe.
“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.
“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 potentials of travelling far and wide, exploring new frontiers and business opportunities,” he said.