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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has lauded President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for appointing an Igbo son as one of the Service Chiefs.

DAILY POST reports that Tinubu on Monday sacked Service Chiefs and announced their replacements.

One of them, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, who was named the Chief of Naval Staff, is from Enugu State.

In a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday, the National President of the Igbo group, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said Tinubu had taken a bold step towards national healing as he promised the citizens.

Okwu recalled that, “for eight years, we cried, we shouted on top of our voices that no Igbo man is among the top security echelon of the country but former President Muhammadu Buhari turned deaf ears.

“He made sure that Ndigbo were totally subjugated under his administration.

“However, just within a few days in power, President Tinubu has demonstrated total readiness to right those wrongs.”

Okwu said the appointment of Ogalla from Enugu State “is a clear testimony to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s desire to reunite the country. The immediate past administration handed over to him a very fragmented country like never before.


“However, Mr President’s actions so far have given hope to Nigerians that good things are ahead.

“This also came a few days after our own Frank Mba, another proud Igbo son, was promoted from AIG to DIG of police.”

He urged Ndigbo to give the Tinubu government maximum support, stressing that, “we are certain he has good plans for the country and will carry everyone along.”


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