Prominent Igbo sons and daughters led by First Republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim and former Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Professor Anya O. Anya at the weekend, brainstormed on how to engender the development of the South East geo-political zone and other Igbo speaking areas.
They spoke at the zoom/virtual presentation and launch of Igbo Data Base – Igbodum by the leading Igbo pressure and intellectual group, Nzuko Ummuna, led by Professor Pat Utomi and Mr Ngozi Odumuko.
The event attracted the crème de la crème of the Igbo nation including former Presidential Candidate, Professor Pat Utomi; Professor Osita Ogbu; Senator Chris Anyanwu; Professor Barth Nnaji; and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Prince Chibudom Nwuche
Professor Pat Utomi, who heads the board of Nzuko Ummuna, stressed the need for Igbo unity and collaboration to develop Igboland.
For the Chairman of the event, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, with the launch of the Igbo data base, history was being made because for the first time, the Igbo are aggregating themselves Mbazulike Amaechi noted that the Igbo in diaspora have acquired so much wealth and should come back to develop their areas.
Professor Anya, said the initiative by Nzuko Ummuna fits the challenges of the time and should be embraced.
Former minister of power, Professor Barth Nnaji aligned with Amaechi and Anya.
Prince Chibudom Nwuche said Igbo’s need to come together from across the states to forge unity across the Igbo states and those in the South-South.