UN team meets Ohanaeze over South-east tensions

John Nwodo
The leader of Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo

The United Nations has commended the Ohanaeze, apex Igbo socio-cultural group on the role it played in stemming the tide of agitations threatening Nigeria’s unity.

The UN said it was worried about developments in Nigeria, particularly in the South-east but however noted that it stood for a united Nigeria where human rights are respected and not trampled upon.
A report on Vanguard noted that UN Delegates led by Mohamed Ibn Chambas a special representative of Secretary General of UN, Antonio Guterres, on Thursday in Enugu met with the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by its President-General, Nnia Nwodo.

The meeting delved into issues of agitation for a Biafra republic and how to strengthen the unity of Nigeria.

Other chieftains of Ohanaeze at the meeting includes Deputy President-General and former deputy governor of Ebonyi State, Chigozie Ogbu; Enugu State President of Ohanaeze, Alex Ogbonnia among others, the report says.

“Few months ago, we were all getting a bit worried with events and developments in the South-east of Nigeria but thanks to their leadership (Ohanaeze) and their initiatives, they were able to bring together the chiefs and the political leaders and governors and respected persons of South-east and through this intervention, we now see that calm is restored and all are working to advance the one Nigeria agenda.

 “The Secretary General believes in this one Nigeria project because he had always said that a united peaceful Nigeria is not only for the people of Nigeria, but indeed for the people of West Africa and for all of Africa. We know the strength the people of South-east bring to Nigeria and to the sub region. There is hardly a single country in West Africa where you will not find enterprising persons from the South-East who are in their own rights economic ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 “So our simple message is to encourage the leaders, the elders of the South-east to continue to endeavour to seek ways in which they can work with all other parts of the federation and to strengthen the unity of this country and through a constructive approach to seek dialogue to redress whatever short coming there may be”, Mr. Chambas was quoted as saying.

Mr. Nwodo in his remark described the outcome of the meeting as a fruitful.

“On July 12, 2017, Ohanaeze wrote to the Secretary General of the United Nations about the security infrastructure in Nigeria, particularly as it affects to Ndigbo, which the UN on October 10 responded to the letter, indicating that it will send its representative for West Africa and the Sahel.

“We had very fruitful and frank discussions with Ambassador Chambas. He has assured us that the United Nations represents prevention of conflicts, represents promotion of development in a manner that improves quality of life and prevents resort to conflicts and protects human rights.”


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  • Isyaku Muhammad

    UN team meets Ohaneze, for calming tensions down and on the downfall of Kanu and Biafra.

    • Frank Bassey

      This matter, obviously, is beyond your level. If you had read and understood the report by P/T, you will not be too quick to show where you belong – gallows of insipid morons.

      • Julius

        Is his comment wrong ?

        • Really

          The UN Team went to visit your supposed Terrorists!!
          Ist that not absurd?
          Come to think about it.
          BMC

          • Julius

            Moron, they pay a visit to everywhere but, I guess you didn’t know that. Notice they didn’t mention ipob. either.

          • Really

            Very Vulgar as always.BMC
            Sorry

          • Frank Bassey

            They do not pay a visit everywhere. Have they visited your mother’s concubine? They visited in response to letter and protest from Ohanaeze against a tyrannical government that wants to enslave others.

          • Julius

            Bastard, why are you assuming that every woman behaves like your mother ? You are exposing your dear mother. Poor woman

          • Frank Bassey

            I am sure you never experienced the affection of a mother because of the circumstance that led to your birth. I cannot trace any sensible or reasonable comment to you on this platform. Dehydrated lizard.

          • Frank Bassey

            Julius lives beneath the earth. Ask him, Who are the Terrorists and who declared them one? Is he not aware that Fulani Herdsmen have been declared the 3rd worst Terrorist group by international community? Does he not know that Nigeria now ranks with Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia in insecurity? Who earned Nigeria that feat? I have known Julius as Antiquated brain!

        • Frank Bassey

          My interest is that they visited. That is a plus. It has nothing to do with an Arewa-anus; why are you always on the speed lane to idiocy?

          • Julius

            Sure and you are hoping they will bring the Marines on their next visit to liberate you ..right ? Keep hope alive dude !

          • Frank Bassey

            I did not say that. If that is what inhabits your mind, then good luck. But as a victim of down-syndrome feeding on raw ingredient of idiocy, I do not expect you to think beyond your pack.

          • Julius

            I guess DS runs in your family. Keep exposing your family shame.

          • Frank Bassey

            You have accumulated bacteria in your system arising from incestuous mating that produced you. How long down the road to ridicule will a sub-creature go before he becomes embarrassed?

          • Julius

            Your father should be able to answer that question and your mother who ought to have swallowed you should second it !

          • Frank Bassey

            You are addicted to faking being a human. You are a proxy of minions.

  • Frank Bassey

    Welcome, United Nations Team. Congratulations Ohanaeze. You have shown you are more enlightened, better educated and better organized that these pretentious camel-rustlers. I would urge our South-South leaders to follow your footsteps. It is not enough languishing over Ogoni environmental degradation, 13 per cent derivation, and such nonsense. We must take out case to the world to see the animalistic dictatorship ravaging Nigeria with impunity.

    • Idris Aliyu mahmood

      My friend, who are the multinational companies? Wake up and stop reasoning like an infant.

      • Frank Bassey

        Please, who mentioned “multinational companies”? Did you see “multinational companies” in my post? So, who is reasoning like an infant here? One challenge you Arewa-anus have is the inability to do rigorous thinking. You lack diligence as a culture. All you care about is VOLUMES OF MONEY, WOMEN AND DAGGERS.

      • Kez Ebed

        The Carmel rustlers of course.

  • Decimator

    Whatever the outcome the debate on the Unity or non- Unity of the Nigerian enclave has gone out of the Nigerian Enclave itself, where the Autocrats,Tyrants and upholders of the military structured Tyranical Status Quo had deemed it settled through “Genocide and Denial”.
    The “non-negotiable and indivisible” Mantra has now to be logically X-rayed through the eyes of the concerned international bodies that all along had seemed to keep mum in the present of Genocide and massive humans rights violation in the name of just maintaining the Tyrannical Status Quo.

    Thanks

    • Decimator

      Could just be the reason behind the report in PT recently, of a sudden and hurried out of court settlement on the part of the federal government at the ECOWAS Court of Justice, to pay Naira 88 billion to victims of the Biafran civil war.

      Probably as a way of washing their hands clean of any gilt.

      It seems to be adding up.

      However a fact finding mission to assess the level of damage or loss, is inevitably the simple start in such issues.

      Thanks

  • obiora

    There is no gain that is more than Saving Human Lives. I do not believe that the Man reperesent UN. See him talking of Nigeria without talking of the people being killed every Day is a disappoitment. Is UN now Oil Company?. To Stop Tribal Killings in Nigeria is more important than Nigeria. Biafra must stand.

  • thusspokez

    a special representative of Secretary General of UN, Antonio Guterres, on Thursday in Enugu met with the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by its President-General, Nnia Nwodo.

    Why did the Nigerian government give this special representative of… permission to meet with this group?

    The UN cannot go into a member country without first obtaining the consent of the government of the country. This is why the UN can’t enter Syria in spite of the terrible human rights abuse in that country. Assad wouldn’t let the UN into his county.

    Where is the UN visit to Spain to meet with the representatives of Catalonia? The UN is not there because Spain will not tolerate any UN interference in is domestic affairs. Why are Nigerian leaders so stúpid and suffer from inferiority complex? Why do they always belittle the country and can’t stand up to the UN, western governments and western organisations?

    • Tony Z

      Stop mis-informing the public “Assad forces behind deadly Syria sarin attack – UN” (BBC), this was just last week. And in Spain…no death has been recorded yet.

      • thusspokez

        Assad forces behind deadly Syria sarin attack – UN” (BBC)

        Where is the logic in your response? That this UN statement means that Assad must have given it permission to enter the area of Syria which he controls?

    • Really

      I know this would hut you and other hateful advocates of no-hate-speech like hell.

      UN delegates visiting your supposed Terrorist !!!.

      What an abomination?

      Pitiable Indeed.

      Sorry

    • Otile

      Bigot. Go hang yourself. How can the UN visit a group your ass-hole president calls terrorists? The visit shows that you and your ass-hole president are morons. It hurts.

  • Mizch

    What a pity! The UN sent to the Christian South East a certain Mohamed Ibn Chambas to add more pains to the traumatized psyche of the Easterners by Operation Python Dance.

  • Decimator

    “The Secretary General believes in this one Nigeria project because he
    had always said that a united peaceful Nigeria is not only for the
    people of Nigeria, but indeed for the people of West Africa and for all
    of Africa. We know the strength the people of South-east bring to
    Nigeria and to the sub region. There is hardly a single country in West
    Africa where you will not find enterprising persons from the South-East
    who are in their own rights economic ambassadors of the Federal Republic
    of Nigeria.PT

    And exactly this economic ambassador quality of the south easterners, is what the Tyrannical Nigerian State of the day terms good gesture made to them (Its own Citizens) to be allowed to be enterprising in other parts of the should be their own country.

    What a brilliant expression of Ingratitute?