Chinonye Prisca Ihekuna, Jessica Ogechi Johnson, Basilia O Onwumere, Bons Obiadi, I. M. Onuorah


Ohanaeze Ndigbo is an apex Igbo socio-cultural group in Nigeria. The group represents all Igbo communities within and outside Nigeria. The Igbos are the second largest group of people living in southern Nigeria and devastated by the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 also known as the Biafran War. Following the civil war, the need for a voice for Ndigbo arose and that gave birth to Ohaneze Indigbo. Ohaneze Ndigbo, an umbrella organization of Ndigbo has been in existence for over three decades and
without a well developed youth organization and a development center. It is the interest of this paper to bring and create awareness to the need, to establish and build a well deserving Ohanaeze Ndigbo youth development centre for the youths of the Idigbo. This paper investigated and documented the history and none preservation of Ndigbo history and tradition because of inappropriate museum centers in southeast region as a result, adopted content base analysis that laid emphasized on the opinions of previous studies by different authors. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo youths, need to keep growing along with their heritage and traditional values hence, the need for a well developed centre, to be established and build for them. They should be encouraged to pay attention to their historical past through preservation of their records and activities in a museum setup and tourism development.

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