Northern Nigeria has been described as one of the safest places for Igbos to live and do their businesses.
This was said by the northern states chairman of Igbo apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Augustine Amaechi on Friday in Abuja.
Amaechi added that northern Nigeria has accommodated Igbos beyond measures, admitting that some issues with their host communities are normal in a developing economy.
Responding to calls for secession in the South East, Amaechi said it was due to lack of employment in the region, adding that Igbos need the north to buy their products.
“Our elders are saying that even if the youth are agitating and angry, we need a restructure of Nigeria and not a division of Nigeria because you can’t sell what you produce in your village to make big sales like in Alaba Market in Lagos,” he said.