Demolition of Buildings And Businesses: Come back home, Ohanaeze Urges Ndigbo in Lagos
The apex social-cultural Igbo organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged all marketers from the Igbo extraction to as a matter of urgency, relocate their businesses back to the South from Lagos State.
This is following the extant demolition of some parts of the Alaba International market in Lagos state perceived to be owned by Ndigbo resident in the area.
It is no longer news that the government of Babajide Sanwo-Olu Lagos State government had on Friday, June 16, 2023, begun the process of removing distressed buildings in the Alaba market.
The Lagos State Building Control Agency LASBCA stated that the demolition was to avert danger.
However, the Ohanaeze group believes that the Lagos State government is targeting the South Easterners as a result of the 2023 election.
The Statement reads, ”Ohanaeze has already told the Igbos to relocate the headquarters of their businesses back home to have a fallback position when politics are targeted against them. Our Republicanism should end in the South East; they should not take it to Lagos. Some people threatened Igbos to leave Lagos, but we won’t leave any part of Nigeria for anybody because we have contributed to the development and building of economies of every state and Local government in Nigeria.”