By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU—President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, weekend, said the Igbo are in grave danger in Nigeria, calling for prayers to change the situation, and urged other ethnic nationalities to understand the peculiar circumstances of Ndigbo.
Nwodo spoke at a church service and civic reception in his honour by the Knights of St. John at St. Mulumba Catholic Church, New Haven, Enugu.
He said: “I dedicate myself completely to all the supplication as offered in the Mass. I ask Ndigbo wherever they are to pray collectively for all of us. We are in dire straight, we are in very grave situation. I also ask that we pray for other Nigerians to understand our peculiar circumstances, understand our case and give us once more a hand of fellowship in a united Nigeria.”
President of Commnadery Services for New Haven and Chairman, organizing committee for the reception, Col. Gilbert Obu, said Nwodo was a member of the commandery, hence they decided to give him honour.
Obu said: “We thank God for Ohanaeze for our checkered history. We know that this is a man whom God has groomed like David in the Bible. We know that he will take Igbo to higher heights. What he needs is prayers and support every Igboman can give him.
“We expect so much from him in Nigeria contest, as you can see Igbo have not gotten anything now. All the commanders of armed forces, the police, there is no Igboman. So, we want to make an impact for Nigerians to know that Igbo are here to stay because we are part of Nigeria. We should be given the right position.”