Despite ongoing agitations for secession, particularly by the Indigenous People of Biafra in the South-East, billionaire oil magnate Prince Arthur Eze assured President Muhammadu Buhari that there are countless Igbo who don’t feel marginalised under his government.
Eze further urged Buhari to stay focused and not be distracted by agitations for separatism rocking some parts of the country, according to a statement on Wednesday by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
The oil tycoon said this when he visited the President on Tuesday night at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Adesina’s statement titled ‘Prince Arthur Eze lauds President Buhari for development strides in South-East’ said.
“There are countless Igbo scattered across every nook and cranny of Nigeria, who live happily in peace, and do their legitimate business without complaint of marginalisation.
“No matter what, let’s tolerate one another and always embrace the spirit of peace, forgiveness and reconciliation. God that brought us together has not made a mistake. I have no other country than Nigeria, let’s join hands and solve our problems ourselves,” Eze said.
According to the statement, Eze also commended President Buhari on the infrastructural development in the South-East, particularly the second Niger Bridge, which has attained about 70 per cent completion and slated for inauguration before the end of 2022.
The statement read, “The businessman urged Nigerians to always preach peace as against hate, and draw lessons from countries suffering the effect of war.
“He pledged loyalty and commitment to the unity, peace and indivisibility of Nigeria, urging President Buhari to stay focused and not be distracted by agitations for separatism rocking some parts of the country.”