In a message to Nigerians on the occasion of Nigeria’s 55th independence anniversary, President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Spanish
Chapter, Chief Ugochukwu John Nduwuisi and his Vice, Chief Ferdinand Ezejiofor Akpusi, appealed to all Nigerians including Ndigbo at home and in the Diaspora to “support and work collectively with the President Muhamandu Buhari’s administration to achieve a greater, safer and better Nigeria”.
The Ohanaeze chieftains while acknowledging the industrious nature of Ndi’ Igbo whom they noted, are respected worldwide and law abiding, urged them to be patient with the present administration and unite for the progress and development of Nigeria particularly the Igbo race.
They said that Ndi’Igbo in the Diaspora, particularly those in Spain have been collaborating with their hosts to bring home economic investments; joint mechanized farming ventures, education and cultural integration for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
Meanwhile, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Spanish
Chapter has announced the date for the Igbo Day Celebration in Madrid, Spain.
According to the body, the event which would hold on October 24, 2015 in Madrid would show case Igbo culture and tradition
which would be presented to the entire African and European communities in Spain.
It would be recalled that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Spanish
Chapter has been vocal in drawing the attention of the marginalization of the Igbo race in the affairs of the country.
In the last administration, it had called on former President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately relieve his Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Senator Mohammed Abba-Aji of his position over inflammatory comments that “2015: No vacancy for Ndigbo”.
The body noted then that the comments were capable of overheating the polity and truncating Nigeria’s democracy. They accused him and Adamu Ciroma of being anti-South and urged Ndigbo at home and abroad to stand firm and defend their rights in the 2015 general elections. (Daily Sun)