In his efforts to improve the lives of many Nigerians, a group of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide applauded President Bola Tinubu for reopening the Seme border for the importation of vehicles and urged for more encouraging government initiatives.
Ohanaeze said that the decision to reopen the Seme land border marked the end of a period in which Igbo firms in Nigeria were politically and economically stifled.
The organization’s Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said that the choice would promote economic growth.
Igbos anticipate increased infrastructure development in the Southeast, according to a statement by Isiguzoro.
Isiguzoro declared: “Ndigbo appreciates such promising policies that would foster economic growth, generate income for the government, and have positive effects on the lives of Nigerians than political appointments that will have no positive influence on the Ndigbo economy.
“The facts on the ground suggest that Igbos need more from the Federal Government in the way of promising policies and infrastructure improvements in the southeast than political appointments.
“The federal government’s orders on the reopening of the Seme Border were received, and they mark the end of a period in which Igbo enterprises in Nigeria were politically and economically strangulated.
“Igbos expect better infrastructure and government policies in the southeast than political appointments.”
Recall that the federal government gave its approval on Wednesday for the reopening of the Seme land border to car imports.
The admission was made by Ibrahim Musa, director of road transportation in the Ministry of Transportation.
Musa disclosed that the situation came about as a result of complaints made by freight forwarders working at the Seme border during his speech at the ECOWAS summit, which was organized by Nigerian and Benin Republic authorities.