Okezie Ikpeazu, the Governor of Abia State, has emphasized the need for the people of Igbo nation to develop a philosophy that will serve as guide for their dealings and development as a people.
He spoke during the Colloquium in his honour with the theme: Socio-economic future of Ndigbo, Setting the Agenda as part of activities to commemorate his 58th birthday celebration held at the Ishmael Ikpeazu Memorial Library and Center for Scientific Leadership, Umuobiakwa in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
This was contained in a release on Thursday, by Onyebuchi Ememanka, the Chief Press Secretary to the Abia state Governor.
Governor Ikpeazu said that the people of Igbo nation must know who they are and where they are heading, and as well as must go the extra mile and overcome factors such as insecurity and other challenges that have hampered the development of the southeast region.
He stated that lack of belief in themselves and the absence of an Igbo philosophy which have held the region down should be addressed in order to conquer the world, adding that digitalization and new ways of solving problems should be given attention.
Governor Ikpeazu said he would want to remember his intervention in the Enyimba Economic City Project, disclosing that 150 Abia youths have been sent by his government and are currently studying modern auto mechanics at Innoson Motors.
The State Chief Executive called on the Igbo business community currently outside the southeast to invest back home and decried the habit of having all their investments outside Alaigbo.
According to him, “they are of view that the people of Igbo nation must harness their best areas and used the forum to congratulate Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on his 58th birthday celebration”.