Protem chairman of the group and former chairman of Ikeja NBA, Mr. Monday Ubani, stated this at a media briefing in Ikeja, Lagos, yesterday.
Ubani said the group, made up of professional Igbo indigenes, would seek to work for the interest of Ndigbo and other Nigerians towards forging a common bond of national unity,
He explained that the group is a child of necessity birthed out of the increasing intolerance that had marked the relationship between the various ethnic nationalities that make up Nigeria.
Ubani noted that Ndigbo, particularly, had been objects of attacks for reasons located in the dangerous politics leading to the last general elections.
He said: “The failure of many groups and organizations that purport to speak and represent Ndigbo at a time like this is very instructive.
‘’The inability to proffer workable solutions to the problems besetting Ndigbo, especially those arising from the last political choices we made exposes Ndigbo to dangers, we will not sit idly by and allow it further to degenerate.
“With the fear of xenophobia threatening to catch up with Nigeria, TIC feels it has got to a time Nigerians must come together and mold a country where no one is oppressed.
‘’We feel Ndigbo must bond with other Nigerians for them to excel in whatever they do most especially.
‘’We feel it has come to a time we must work fully on the task of working on building a common platform of understanding and unity that will unite all Nigerians as one and not fan divisive embers that diminish us individually and collectively.”