The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, has urged the Igbo people of Biafra to industrialise their home place by repatriating some of their wealth back home.
Speaking at a book presentation and inaugural conference of Ala Igbo Development Foundation (ADF) in Enugu, Achebe said more than 70 per cent of the investments of the Igbo was scattered outside Biafran territories.
He said that the success of the Igbo in these alien territories often bred envy from their host communities and sometimes led to xenophobic attacks at any slight provocation.
The traditional ruler noted that it was high time the Igbo began to translate the intentions of the various Igbo groups championing their wellbeing into action.
In his remark, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ADF, Dr Dozie Ikedife, said the event was to compile the materials from its colloquium held in March 2014.
The organisation champions the development of Igbo land and the rebirth of the spirit of its culture and civilisation.