Igbo traders in Lagos had a meeting coordinated by Mr Erondu Chinedu who expressed their continued support for the growth of the state and urged the government to stop discrimination against the Igbos on levies and taxes at the various markets.
Chief Odus Ikejiobi who is the president-general of the association said the Igbos were in support of the government of Akinwunmi Ambode and the APC.
Read his statement:
“We are Igbo traders from all parts of Lagos. Some of us were born here, while others had their children here, so we are part of the state`s economy.
“We believe Lagos is our home and we need to protect it. That is why we are pledging our unalloyed support to the administration in the state.
“We also support our great leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; he is a destabilized Nigerian who has made Lagos a home for us all.
“We are in support of his politics because we know he means well for the state and the nation.
“We believe in the APC and we will continue to support the party both at the state and national level to take the nation to greater heights.”
“The Igbos are part of Lagos, we recognize you. I urge you to be resolute in your support for our party, the state government and our leader, Asiwaju Tinubu.
“We will do all our best to provide the atmosphere for you to succeed. We are partners in progress and we will work with you to achieve a greater Lagos.”