Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has issued a warning to Igbos in Lagos State who are building structures without permission.
According to Iwuanyanwu, Ohanaeze might have trouble defending Igbos who disobey Lagos building laws.
He announced at a news conference that he had discovered that the land acquisition laws were broken by every house that was demolished.
“According to the information I have from the government regarding the demolition of Igbo houses, some of the houses are built on roads and drainage lines,” he remarked.
The laws of the land must be followed. Request permission from the relevant government body. Then, you can be confident that Ohanaeze will stand up for you.
“However, it will be difficult to support you in any way if you continue to build on roads, drainage lines, and other areas without following the law of the land and obtaining approvals.”
In addition, Iwuanyanwu stated that Igbos are “the pioneers” and “heroes” of contemporary Lagos State.
He said that areas of the state were made habitable by the Igbo forebears.
He stated: “The development of that area was a challenge in every country when Lagos became the federal capital.”
“The Igbo earlier generations, the majority of whom are no longer with us, met the challenge of that era.
“Investment was the challenge at the time to make Lagos worthy of its status as the federal capital territory. The Igbo people transformed marshy areas into habitable areas.