Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has selected former Enugu State Governor, Okwesilieze Nwodo, and former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara to lead a 20-man Committee to articulate position for Ndigbo in the proposed restructuring of Nigeria.

Other notable members of the Committee include: former Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, Onyema Ugochukwu, Senator Ben Obi, Senator Julius Ucha, Dan Nwanyanwu, Prof. Epiphany Azinge, Prof. Charles Nwekeaku, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Osita Chidoka, among others.

The President General, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, inaugurating the Committee on Wednesday in Abuja, urged members to prioritize the assignment as it is critical to the future of Igbo in Nigeria.

“I’m therefore of very strong believed that restructuring of Nigeria is a social, economic and cultural imperative. Many other groups in Nigeria have continued to make demands for secession from the country.”

Iwuanyanwu, who reflected on past agitations before and after the Civil War, however dispelled long held notions about the position of the defunct Eastern Region during the Aburi Conference.

He said contrary to notions, the late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, who led the delegation to the Aburi conference with General Yakubu Gowon, never asked for secession from Nigeria but for restructuring to give component parts of the federation greater autonomy.