The President-General of Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has said the Igbo invested a lot in Lagos State.
Iwuanyanwu said Lagos is what it is due to the investment of tribes like the Igbo and the Northerners.
The Igbo residents in Lagos have been facing issues since the presidential election in February, 2023.
This led to the Igbo accusing the state government of vendetta due to the outcome of the presidential election.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has met with his counterpart from Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and some Igbo elders.
However, Iwuanyanwu has said Igbos have contributed to the economy of Lagos State.
Addressing journalists in Lagos, Iwuanyanwu said: “We have not come to preach a sermon that God gave us the land in Lagos. We paid for it. People from Igboland have not only developed lands, they have built houses.
“If you go to Lekki, Victoria Island, Lekki, everywhere, these things were built by humans. Lagos is Lagos because people, like the Igbo, came and invested. They include northerners and those from other tribes.
“Igbo came, invested and developed the place without forgetting the fact that they are visitors. Every Igbo man is told from home to obey the law of his host community and Igbo have done that all through history.”