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Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has thrown its weight behind the Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo’s call for Igbo indigenes across Nigeria and all over the world to invest in the five South East states to develop the economy of the region.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko the civil rights advocacy group noted that it backed the call by the Anambra State governor who recently urged indigenes of the state, who are based in Lagos State, that their homeland is ready for business, stressing that investing in the state would be in their best interest.
The group said it is important that Ndigbo in the Diaspora and across the country do everything possible to repatriate some of their businesses and contribute to economic development of the region.
HURIWA also tasked other South-East governors to take a cue from Soludo in conscientising their indigenes in other states to remember their homeland and contribute to its economy.
It said: ‘The call by Soludo is laudable. It is important that South-East governors jointly visit Lagos to conscientise Igbo to, at least, return 45 per cent of their investable, profitable, job and wealth creating businesses to the region.’
Recall that the Governor had pointed out that investing in the state will be in their own best interest.
The governor made the appeal during a town hall meeting with Ndi Anambra residents in Lagos while enumerating some of the progress made so far by his administration after a year in office, a statement by his media aide, Christian Aburime, said on Friday.
While delivering his speech, Soludo informed Ndi Anambra that God could not have made a mistake by making them Onye Anambra.
He enjoined them to reflect deeply on it and do everything possible to contribute to the growth of the state.