World Igbo Summit demands Nnamdi Kanu's freedom
The World Igbo Summit has placed a demand on the Federal Government to release detained Radio Biafra director and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Comrade Nnamdi Kanu from prison. The call was made by Dr Chris Aniedobe, a resource person for the Summit.
His words; “Biafra is the undying wish of Ndigbo to be free in Nigeria. If absolutely necessary, to be free outside Nigeria. As Prof Obiozor stated, we want the unity of Nigeria, we also want justice. The two of them have to go together. So Biafra is the spirit with which we will continue to fight for social justice in Nigeria. It is not the spirit of secession.
Former governor of Anambra State, Dr Ezeife pointed out that one major method of encouraging investment opportunities in Igbo land is for state governors to provide lands for investors.
He also called on Dr lbe to establish an Igbo department in Gregory University.
The event which began on Thursday, 27th October 2016 is billed for four days, with business sessions holding on day 2, to discuss various issues towards a 50 year development goal of Igbo land.
The business sessions were moderated by the crop of Igbo professionals including Prof Chima Korieh, Prof Chidi Osuagwu, Ken Emechebe, and Prof Ihechukwu Madubuike who is a two time former minister of the federation.
Others include Prof Pat Utomi, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, Iyom Josephine Anenih, Prof Viola Onwuliri, Dr. Tony Nwankwo Ezeigwe and others.
People present include Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Okwadike Igbo Ukwu, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Prof Ihechukwu Madubuike and a host of others.
The Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano was represented by his deputy, Hon Nkem Okeke. Former Chief of Army Staff, General Ike Nwachukwu was also present