Former military head of states, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB, has advised Igbos to ensure Nigeria continues to feel their positive impact.
According to him, the impact is due to their business tenacity which spans across the country and beyond.
IBB made this known when he was paid a visit by the Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA), from the 19 Northern states and Abuja, during his 78th birthday.
“You should continue to allow your positive impacts to be felt among host ethnic nationalities in the country, as you explore business opportunities available.
“Nigerians, Igbos inclusive, should ensure they uphold the ideals of Nigeria’s founding fathers.
“An indivisible Nigeria is very necessary and we must do everything possible to remain as one family, though we differ in tribe and tongue,” he said.
He appreciated the ability of the Igbos to penetrate the nooks and crannies of Nigeria with their business exploits.
“You should use the same spirit of enterprise to promote peaceful co-existence among Nigerians, in all that you are doing.
“You have done well to keep Nigeria together. The Igbos are known to have the potential of traveling far and wide, exploring new frontiers and business opportunities,” he said.