Sunday , October 1 2023

Igbophobia: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Condems Misgivings Against Igbos

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned what he calls “persistent” aversion to people of south-eastern extraction, which he described as Igbophobia.

Speaking at an event in Anambra State to commemorate Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s one year in office, Obasanjo recalled his work with the professor of economics who was Governor of the Central Bank during his reign in office as well as the current Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

According to the 85-year-old statesman, at the appointment of Soludo as CBN Governor and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Minister of Finance, he was confronted with dissenting voices asking him to drop them from his cabinet in order not to ruin the country’s economy.

The former President said he harbors no regret in working with Igbos and wondered why some persons especially those in government have misgivings against Igbos.

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