Ohanaeze: Igbo must adjust to current economic realities…supports Tinubu administration

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has asked people of the south-east zone to adjust to the current economic realities in the country.

Prices of food and other basic items have been soaring since President Bola Tinubu announced an end to the petrol subsidy regime on May 29, 2023.

Over the past few weeks, there have been protests in many parts of the country over the economic hardship in the country.


The organised labour had declared a two-day nationwide protest over the economic hardship being faced by Nigerians.

The two-day warning protest would be held on February 27 and 28.

On Monday, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, president-general of Ohanaeze, directed Igbo groups not to protest against the administration of President Bola Tinubu.


In a communique issued by the socio-cultural group after an emergency meeting on Thursday, Ohanaeze asked the people of the south-east to “invoke the indomitable Igbo spirit of brotherliness and hard work” during the period of economic hardship.

The group urged south-east governors and traditional rulers to take “advantage of the upcoming farming season to catalyze massive agricultural production for sustainable food security” in the zone.

Ohanaeze added that since the apex court in the country has ruled on the 2023 presidential election, the group has decided to support the administration of Tinubu.

“We reviewed with intense passion, the level of unemployment, poverty, hardships, especially the rising cost of goods and services in Nigeria, the rate of depreciation of Nigerian currency and the excruciating effect on the masses; and reminded Ndigbo that they should quickly readjust themselves to the reality of the times and that the Igbo have passed through the worst of conditions in the past,” the communique reads.

“There is no better time than now to invoke the indomitable Igbo spirit of brotherliness, hard work, ingenuity, wisdom, resilience, inventiveness, perseverance and capacity to turn adversities into diverse opportunities.

“It was reiterated that since the 2023 presidential electoral matter has reached the Nigerian Supreme Court and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR has been declared the winner; and as law abiding citizens, we have therefore decided to support the Tinubu administration.”