Ohanaeze-Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has called on Ndigbo to relocate their business headquarters to Igboland and make South-East the economic hub of Nigeria. It lamented that most Igbo Youths lost their investments estimated at over N63 trillion in the North through the various fire incidence that gutted their shops, as well as the demolition exercises that was ordered by the Lagos State Government in the South West part of the country. The group also urged Ndigbo to expect tougher times in 2018 and to be prepared to adjust to the economic realities on the ground.
OYC decried the number of Igbo youths killed in 2017 through the hands of soldiers who executed the infamous operation “Python Dance II”. Against this backdrop, the group in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and the National Vice President, Obinna Achionye, called on the Federal Government to protect every Nigerian irrespective of tribe or religion. OYC said that “Igbo Youths mourn our Youths who fell victim during the operation Python Dance and those killed in the North East.