Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has said the Igbo have shown great faith in the unity of Nigeria more than any other ethnic group, and called on other ethnic groups to emulate the same spirit to foster a more united Nigeria.
The governor stated this when he hosted Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State at the Government House, Umuahia.
He said the Igbo man lives and does business in every part of the country, as well as contributes to the socioeconomic development of his host community.
Governor Ikpeazu was of the view that despite differences, with a little more patience and tolerance, Nigeria will overcome her current challenges.
According to the governor, if equal opportunities are given to Nigerian youths, they are capable of occupying strategic positions and leading the country aright. He saluted Governor Bello’s disposition to galvanise Nigerians.
Earlier, the Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, said he was in the state to identify with Chief Ikechi Emenike who was burying his mother-in-law in Umuahia, and in line with official protocol, he had to pay homage to the governor.