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Stop seeking political powers to develop South-East, former minister tells Igbos

First Republic Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi has told Igbos to stop seeking political powers to develop the South-East.

Amaechi stated this on Sunday during the presentation and launch of Igbo Data Base – Igbodum by a leading Igbo pressure and intellectual group, Nzuko Ummuna, led by Professor Pat Utomi and Mr Ngozi Odumuko.

The former minister urged Igbo leaders to rather seek economic, technological, educational powers to develop the region and create employment for its people.

He charged the leaders to do the needful rather than engage in too much talk.

Amaechi said: ”During our time, we will do what should be done. Today, there is so much talk. We have wealthy people abroad. Let them come back and develop Igboland.

“There is nothing Igbo cannot do for themselves. Look at Israel, with technological, and educational power, it is a force to reckon with in the world now.

“Let Igbo not focus on pursuit of political power but look for other powers – technological, economic, educational, etc and develop Igbo land, and create employment for our people.”

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