We Are Good Together As A Nation– Former Minister Declares, Begs The Igbos To Forgive The Horrors Of The Civil War.
A former Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo, has called on the Igbos to forgive the Hausas, even if they do not forget the horrors of the Biafra war.
Nebo dropped this hint on Tuesday, at the Institute for Security Studies, ISS, in Abuja, during its inaugural Distinguished Lecture Series.
In a paper on Leadership and Nigeria’s Development Challenges, Nebo also said: “I reconfirm my unshakable faith in the workability of the Nigeria project.”
“The Igbos should forgive, even if they do not forget the horrors of the civil war.
“I also insist that only true federalism will save and ensure her growth and development”, he added.
He said true federalism will compel Nigerians to return to work, productivity, and healthy competition.
He noted that in the quest for national stability, there should be no room for unguarded inflammatory and hateful rhetoric, that sustains mutual suspicion among the federating units of the country.
Nebo said: “Anyone who fans the embers of war and disunity, is committing an offense against our yet unborn generations, and against divine providence.”
“Nigeria, as one country will be geometrically greater than the summative greatness of our different components, if we chose to go our separate ways”, he stated.
He added that Nigeria has the critical mass of human resources and potential necessary for an emancipating industrial revolution.
He noted that what is lacking is the will to put the requisite socio-political and material infrastructure in place.