They called it a ploy to distract the state governor and his administration from providing good governance for residents.
President-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador (Prof.) George Obiozor, visited Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina on Thursday.
He stressed that the “dangerous rumor or statement is aimed to cause division, crises, and conflict amongst us.”
His address entitled, “Violence in any part of Lagos State is violence on all of us” said Ndigbo cannot indulge in any act that will harm the harmonious peace and cordial relationship between Igbo and Yoruba.
Obiazor said Igbo nation was renowned for being agents of development and not destruction.
He declared that the rumor was to cause disaffection between Ndigbo who live in Lagos and their host community, “the second home of several Ndigbo”.
Obiozor reiterated Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s total support for Lagos State Government and the security agencies’ patriotic efforts to keep everyone safe in the State and throughout the country.
The Governor, in his remarks, said he had no doubt that the Ndigbo are great people, and assured that his administration would continue to foster harmonious relationships with all the different tribes and ethnic nationalities.