The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has lamented the smallest amount number of states and native government areas within the South-East geo-political zone.
Ohanaeze, during a statement by its spokesman, Chuks Ibegbu and made available to newsmen, Saturday, posited that the event affects the zone in every facet of governance in Nigeria nation.
According to the Igbo organization, states are used for government officials appointments, recruitment in army, paramilitary, seats at the national assembly, infrastructure, and allocations, South-East has the smallest amount.
“We are suffering the effect as our youths are left within the lurch,” the group cried out.
Ohanaeze lampooned some Igbos who have also been playing politics with the important issue of always wanting the state to return from their area rather than coming to any part of Igbo land first.
The socio-cultural body further noted that structural justice to Ndigbo is even more important than simply the Presidency, albeit the Presidency is true to Ndigbo.
It called on President Muhammadu Buhari to send an executive bill to the National Assembly for the creation of additional states to the South-East immediately before his tenure ends.