The Chairman of an Igbo socio-cultural group in South Africa, Chinelo Nwugwugwu, has called on the Federal Government to rebuild roads in South East States.
Nwogwugwu, who is the Chairman of Nze na Ozo (group of titled men), made the call on phone from Johannesburg, South Africa.
He said that the condition of some federal roads in the South East states were deplorable and needed urgent attention.
“ There is need for the governors to be united, irrespective of the party they belong to. With unity, we can achieve a lot as one people,“ he said.
Nwogwugwu, who also spoke on the celebration of the new yam festival held under the auspices of the pan Igbo cultural group, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, said the event attracted other ethnic groups from Nigeria and South Africa.
The President of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo in South Africa, Chief Obi Amadi, also said that yam remains a revered crop in the South East Zone and was often celebrated at harvest time in early August.
“ It is when we speak with one voice that the Igbo will attract more dividends from the Federal Government,“ he said.
The President of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, said the new yam festival projects the rich culture of Nigeria in South Africa and the global community.
“ The Nigeria Union, South Africa, regards the Ohaneze and other associations as Nigeria`s cultural ambassadors for projecting the nation`s rich culture in South Africa.
“ Nigeria Union will always encourage such associations to continue to project the rich culture of the nation in South Africa,“ he said.
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