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The President of the Lagos State chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Solomon Ogbonna, has stated that the major challenge facing the Igbo people in today’s Nigeria is the capacity to find the right leadership.
He made this known on Friday while speaking in an interview monitored by The Eastern Updates.
He asserted that the current Igbo leaders do not protect the interest of the people they purport to lead.
He said that they are selfish and do not have empathy towards the ordinary Igboman.
Ogbonna argued the result of the attitude of Igbo leaders is that every Igboman wants be the leader, adding that this has led to leadership crises in virtual all Igbo groups.
He, however, called Igbo people to choose people who possess leadership skills and can protect their interest as their leaders, adding that with good leadership; most of the crises in Igboland will be over.
Solomon urged Igbo leaders to change their ways by working in the interests of people followers.
He charged Igbo people in Lagos State to obey the law and live in peace with their hosts, adding that they should work hard.
He also tasked young Igbo people not take to crime, stating that they should learn a trade.
While sharing his views on the crisis rocking Ohanaece in the state, he disclosed that efforts were being made to resolve the crisis.
He called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to appoint more Igbo people into his cabinet, adding that the governor should resolve the disputes between the Yoruba and Igbo in the state.