An Igbo group, Voice from the East (VEAST) has accused the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari of plots to destroy the businesses owned by Igbo.
It cited several cases where steps taken by the Federal Government had seriously affected the companies owned on managed by Igbo, especially in the South East zone.
After a meeting in Enugu, VEAST said that it had come to the inevitable conclusion maintained that Buhari does not hide his dislike for Ndigbo, hence the Federal Government’s brazen attack on industries such as Innosson Motors Emzor Pharmaceutical Company, Ibeto Cement, among others.
The group’s convener, Comrade Kindness Jonah, said that the development had forced Innoson Company to relocate its Enugu plant to Ghana.
Jonah, in a statement he issued on Tuesday, claimed that all successful Igbo businessmen were being treated under Buhari’s government as “goats for the slaughter.”
He said: “VEAST has evaluated the case with passion for change and came up with the following observations: All successful Igbo businessmen are hounded as goat for the slaughter and technically frustrated for being Igbo and nothing else.
“The only leeway given to them is to relocate their businesses to either the South West or the North to be safe and free from harassment and intimidation.
“This exactly was the sin of Innocent Chukwuma, whose motor plant is located at Enugu in Igboland.
“EMZOR which plant is incidentally in Lagos has the sin that it is a progressive Igbo manufacturer of drugs the government does not like and deployed resources to cut its tail under the fictitious claim of codeine misuse,” he said.