The former military head of state, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has called on the Igbos to hold on to the ideals of Nigeria’s founding fathers.

Babangida stated this in Minna, when the Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA), from the 19 northern states and Abuja, visited him recently.

The delegation was led by the IDA president, Chief Chikezie Okezie and the Eze Igbo of Minna, Eze Pampas Wahiwe.

“You should continue to allow your positive impacts to be felt among host ethnic nationalities in the country, as you explore business opportunities available.

“Nigerians, Igbo inclusive, should ensure they uphold the ideals of Nigeria’s founding fathers.

“An indivisible Nigeria is very necessary and we must do everything possible to remain as one family, though we differ in tribe and tongue,” he said.

IBB added, “You should use the same spirit of enterprise to promote peaceful co-existence among Nigerians, in all that you are doing.

“You have done well to keep Nigeria together. The Igbo are known to have the potential of travelling far and wide, exploring new frontiers and business opportunities.”