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UNILAG Don urges Igbos to combine wealth acquisition with education

Nnabuhie said that the Igbos were known to be very industrious and were blessed with a great sense of brotherhood.

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Dr Chigozie, Nnabuhie of the Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies, University of Lagos has called on the Igbos to seek the highest good inherent in education.

Nnabuhie made the call at the Inaugural IgboLIfe Leadership Lecture/Award entitled, "Igbo Leadership Challenge-The Role of Igbo Socio-cultural Organisations" on Saturday Lagos.

According to the don, Igbos should endeavour to combine wealth acquisition with the pursuit of education for the development of the total man.

He noted that leaders the world over were known to be men and women of letters.

Education must be deployed in the liberation of the Igbos.

Reading and counting of money were essential for the total liberation of the Igbos.

"Those that can read and write live to lead,’’ Nnabuhie, said.

The don expressed the belief in the ability of the Igbos to imbibe the practice of politics in all its manifestations.

He called on all Igbos to wake up to the political reality of the present time and contribute their quota to the development of the entire country.

He bemoaned the emergence of splinter Igbo groups that parade themselves as the voice of the Igbos, outside the Ohaneze Ndigbo.

The guest speaker said that the Igbos were relentless in what they believed in, in spite of efforts made at discouraging them.

Nnabuhie said that the Igbos were known to be very industrious and were blessed with a great sense of brotherhood.

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