GOVERNORS of South-East geopolitical zone in conjunction with Ohanaeze Ndigbo, have agreed to set up a Stabilization Fund for the development of Igbo land.
In a statement by Chief Emeka Attamah, Senior Adviser to the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Media/Publicity, Chief John Nwodo, on Monday, explained, “the Fund known as Alaigbo Stabilization Fund is intended to develop Igbo land to the status of Catalonia in Spain and Bayern in Germany”
Attamah further said that a 50-man steering committee made up of experts and professionals in banking, finance and development economics drawn from the diaspora and all the South-East states had been set up to draft the basis of Alaigbo Stabilization Fund and its governance protocol.
According to him, the Committee has as its Chairman a renowned economist and development expert, and former Economic Adviser to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Professor Osita Ogbu, while Anyim Ude, will serve as its Secretary.
Chief Nwodo said that the Fund would drive investment in the South East such that every Igbo investor or entrepreneur would want to take advantage of the incentives it would provide.
“It will involve all Igbo sons and daughters at home and the diaspora and contribution by anybody would be an investment from which he will be receiving dividends”
He said that members of the Committee were carefully chosen based on their individual learning, competence and exposure.
Other members of the Committee, he said are Mac Atasia, Ike Chioke, Patrick Okigbo, Nnanna Anyim Ude, Dr Nick Okoye and Dr Ndy Onukwuesi.
“Others are Emeka Onwuka, Dave Nwachukwu, Chief Aloysius Ihezie, Dr Bernard Orbika, Ngozi Odumuko, Jerome Okolo, Emeka Ugwuoju and Reginald Ihebuzor”, he added
Among the Committee members are Ben Nwawudu, Monye Chuka, Dr Sam Amadi, Dr Joe Abah, Ede Solomon, Barrister Nwachukwu, Prof. Ejiofor of WIC and Air Vice Marshall Obierika.
Also included are Prof. Epiphany Azinge, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, Charles Nwodo, Kalu Onuma, Solomon E. Adimora, Uzodinmma Okpara, Chief Tony Okeke, Okey Nwadinobi, Onyeka Onwenu, Mrs Ann Aligwe, Ebere Onwudiwe, Emma Onyilofor, AIG Dr (Mrs) Grace Okudo, Dr Chukwuma Agu and Prof.Joy Ezeilo.
On the list are Ambassador Alex Nwofe, Ben Ezenta, Ebere Enemchukwu, Max Osita Okonkwo, Dr Mrs Grace Uwazuike, Dr Ken C. Nwekpa and Dr Ferdinand Agu.
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