A Nigerian businessman of Igbo origin, Gaius Chibueze, has encouraged traders and entrepreneurs from the southeast to return home and invest in their region.
Chibueze, a prominent Bitcoin trader, gave the advice on social media while reacting to the confrontation between Igbo traders in Lagos and the authorities in the state.
He said his counsel is due to his determination to see Ndi Igbo progress in their ventures.
According to him, the southeast zone has suffered so many setbacks in the last four years.
“I want to see us all progress and come home and build our zone. I want to see us progress economically even while waiting for Biafra. For the past four years, our zone suffered lots of set back.
“Ndi Igbo, your enemies are laughing at you self-destruct! Can we change it and focus on Economic Biafra? Can we focus on developing our land and creating Opportunities like the Catalans of Spain did?
“Can we focus on Electing Good leaders that we can hold accountable? Can we focus on electing people representing our interests in the centre? Can we change strategy?
“I want to see Ala Igbo live up to its true potential. We can do so much as people, even without government support.
“Buhari was president for eight years, yet Ebonyi state made more progress than Kastina in 8 years. When the people are determined, even government can’t stop them.”
He added that even Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, won’t be happy with how the southeast has retrogressed.
He condemned the sit-at-home protests in the southeast every Monday, saying it affects the region’s growth.
“Many investors say they can’t even come down because of the reported violence they read on the media.
“It is my position that the present agitations in the region are too toxic and disruptive to the extent that it is destroying the Igbo economic power, the only leverage we have in an unjust country.
“Unless it is tweaked, by this, I mean a change in strategy; we are travelling on the road to self-immolation and perdition,” he cautioned.