- United Kingdom has reacted to the Hausa’s quit notice to the Igbos in the north
- This was made known through a statement, signed by Joe Abuku, the mission’s press officer
- The statement notes that UK has Nigerians interest in mind and it always wants their peaceful coexistence
The British High Commission in Abuja has urged the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to take proactive measure in solving the issue of northern youths' quit notice to Igbos.
Joe Abuku, the mission’s press officer, made this known through a statement in which he said that United Kingdom without doubt always support the rights of Nigerians to live in any parts of the country without harassment.
Daily Trust reports that the mission called for calm and reconciliation between the different ethnic groups and communities in Nigeria.
NAIJ.com gathered that it also stated that Nigerians citizenry have the right of movement and association to live whenever they want in the country.
“We commend and support the acting president and all those who have opposed these statements.
“We call for calm and for reconciliation between the many ethnic groups and communities that make up and contribute to the strength and diversity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” it stated.
Meanwhile, the acting president had earlier held reconciliation meetings with the leaderships of south east and the north.
NAIJ.com recalls that Igbo people living in the Northern parts of the country had said they would stay put in Northern Nigeria despite the 90 day ultimatum given to them to quit the region by a coalition of northern youths.
Their stance was made known by the president-general of Igbo traditional rulers in the northern states and Abuja, Chief Chikezie Nwogwu, during a courtesy call on Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday, June 20.
Chief Chikezie Nwogu, told the governor that the Igbos were not going anywhere but would remain in the north, adding that Igbos have made tremendous contribution to the region.
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