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Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimna claims that the Igbos helped built the Rivers State Capital, Port Harcourt.
He pointed this out based on his belief that people were trying to rewrite history.
The Governor mentioned the statement at the 80th birthday ceremony of Imo-born elder statesman, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, in Owerri of Imo State.
“The Igbos built Port Harcourt,” He Said.
“Prominent Igbos like the late Doctor Nnamdi Azikiwe, the Ikemba Odumegwu Ojukwu, even General Ike Nwachukwu and a lot of other great men and women were born in the North by their parents who settled there as their home.”
“Indeed, throughout the 774 local government areas of Nigeria, from Zungeru in the North to Owo in the West and from Akwanga to Ahoada, Igbos are found there in their large numbers.”
Uzodimna said the Igbo people cherish Nigeria and that is why they could be found in every part of the country.
“In most cases, outside the Indigenous population, the largest ethnic groups outside Igbo land are the Igbos,” he added.
Source: Daily Post