Following the renewed call for Igbos to leave the North by October 1, by the northern youths, the former vice president, Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Isah Tijjani, had convened the meeting.
Tijjani handed down 72 hours to the 10-man reconciliation committee to submit their report on the issues.
The five committee members representated the Arewa Youths Coalition are. They include: Barrister Abdullahi Toro, Dr Abba Bukar Kagu, Dr Yima Sen, Dauda S. Shamakeri and Alhaji Ado Mohammed.
Those from Igbo leaders are, Chief Chi Nwogu, Eze Ngozi Nwaine Oso, Chief Chris Nnoli, Igwe Ibekwe and Magnus Ihejirika.
In his speech earlier, Yerima blamed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s agitation for Biafra as the reason for the quit notice order to Ndigbo. He said, “Though we had a meeting with the Ohaneze Youth Council in Kaduna, who dissociated themselves from Nnamdi Kanu, and we got all sorts of condemnation from the South East. So we couldn’t understand what was really happening.”
On the other hand, Chief Ibekwe said, “When you issued a quit notice, where do you want us to go? For your information none of us is a member of IPOB. Since the issuance of quit notice, you will notice that many things go differently. If you are a businessman you will understand what I am saying more clearly.”
He then assured that Igbos in the North believe in peace and peaceful coexistence of the country.