Igbo youths felicitate with President Buhari at 77


Igbo Youth Assembly (IYA) worldwide has joined millions of well-meaning Nigerians to felicitate with President Muhammadu Buhari as he celebrates his 77th birthday.

The group with a mandate for advocacy, unity and peace of Nigerians as well as the promotion of the rich cultural heritage of Igbo as a people, urged the President to do more in unifying Nigerians for growth and development during his administration.

The President of the group, Mr Ifeanyi Nwaudunna, in a statement issued in Abuja, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the spirit of the season to call for truce between the Federal Government and the proscribed IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu.

“We believe that as a father to the nation, he should be willing and ready to forgive the sins of any of his children, no matter the gravity of the perceived offence.

“We are also of the opinion that Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB will be willing and ready to apologise to the president and the Igbo nation for leading them wrongly.”

Recorded successes

The statement also affirms that the present administration under the leadership of President Buhari has recorded many successes in various sectors including on issues revolving around the boarder closure.

“President Buhari’s administration has recorded remarkable success and transformation in the areas of infrastructure especially in the ongoing roads construction like the Enugu-Port-harcourt Road, Lagos Express Way, Airport Construction across the Country, including the Remodelling of Enugu Airport.

“We are also happy with the renewed interest on the Second Niger Bridge that will boost the economy.”

“We also commend President Buhari for his administration’s policy, initiative, encouragement on home grown economy, social investment programme such as N-Power and school feeding programmes.

“His fight against corruption and insurgency and the drive towards digital economy is also commendable’’.

Meanwhile, the Igbo youth group called on Nigerian youths to draw inspiration from the selfless leadership of President Buhari in reshaping the nation and to also support his administration.


Olajumoke Adeleke