The Igbo people developed Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, according to Imo State Governor Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The assertions were made by the governor at an event honoring Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, an elder statesman who was born in Imo State, on the occasion of his 80th birthday in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.
Additionally, Governor Uzodinma asserted that certain people are fervently attempting to rewrite history.
According to him, “Igbo people built Port Harcourt. Even if it pleases some people now to try to rewrite history.
“The Igbos built Port Harcourt.”
The governor further noted that Igbo people love Nigeria dearly, as demonstrated by the fact that they are found in every part of the country.
“Prominent Igbos like the late Doctor Nnamdi Azikiwe, the Ikemba Odumegwu Ojukwu, even General Ike Nwachukwu and a lot of other great men and women were born in the North by their parents who settled there as their home.
“Indeed, throughout the 774 local government areas of Nigeria, from Zungeru in the North to Owo in the West and from Akwanga to Ahoada, Igbos are found there in their large numbers.
“In most cases, outside the Indigenous population, the largest ethnic groups outside Igbo land are the Igbos,” he added.
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