ARE THE IGBOS REALLY MARGINALIZED IN LAGOS?

By on April 4, 2015

TIME TO SEPARATE FACT FROM FICTION ABOUT IGBOS TREATMENT IN LAGOS!

Still on Lagos Elections and the Igbo Question, some of our Igbo friends and brothers are being told that APC has Marginalized them. It is high time we begin to put the records straight and clear all the misinformation going around by the PDP all in an effort to DIVIDE people living in lgbos on ethnic grounds jut to get their votes.

In my opinion, Lagos State has been magnanimous and accommodating enough and I think it is a mischievous playing of the ethnic card for anyone should to cry wolf where there’s none simply to confuse our Igbo brothers for the sake of vote

Putting the records straight. Here are a few facts about inclusion of igbos in the APC controlled Lagos:

(1). The Chief Executive Officer of LASTMA Transportation in person of Mr Young Arabamen hails from Esan Central LGA, Edo State.

(2) Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget, Mr Ben Akabueze has served in this capacity since January, 2007 having first been appointed by Governor Tinubu and later re-appointed for Two terms by Governor Fashola.

(3) The former Publicity Secretary for ACN and currently Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr Joe Igbokwe is obviously not a Yoruba man either.

It may interest you to also know that Lagos State has been accommodating to such an extent of allowing Mr Joe Igbokwe double as the General Manager, Lagos State Infrastructures Maintenance & Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA).

(5) Many igbos are heads of local governments appointed by APC and also parastatals. As a matter of fact compared to places like Kano or Kaduna where Igbos also have huge presence, Lagos has been the most accomodating

(5) There are over 100 Eze Ndigbo titles given out to Ibos in Lagos with the blessings an support of APC govt. no other state even came close!

(4). Sometimes in 2013, when a lady Uzoma Okere was brutalized by a Yoruba Naval Officer, it was Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola who stood up, prosecuted the matter till the lady was compensated.

My dear People, Lagos State has moved beyond ethnic divides and I don’t think we should allow the shallow minded elements trying to use this as a tool for getting votes succeed in their evil bid.

About Dr. Ope Banwo

Dr. Ope Banwo is an Attorney; Pastor; Business Consultant; Author; Motivational Speaker, and Corporate Solutions Provider. He holds several degrees in Law including a Bachelors, Masters and a Ph.D. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar (1986), New York Bar (1997) and Federal Court of Nebraska (1997) in the United States. Ope Banwo has written several published books on different topics over the years including bestsellers in Christianity; Lifestyle; and Business such as The Kingdompreneur, Overcoming The Gideon Complex, The Kingdom Citizen, The Return of The Prodigal; The Blessings of Adversity; African Internet Business Manifesto; Confessions Of A Guru-Wannabe; Social Media Marketing Genesis; Offline-Online Business Manifesto, Digital Marketing Without Tears For Company Executives etc. Deeply committed to public service and service to humanity, Dr Ope Banwo has also initiated several public initiatives including the Ghetto Dreamz Foundation to empower economically-disadvantaged Youths; The Omega Wealth Club to teach youths legitimate ways to employ themselves online; The Kingdompreneur Academy to impact Christians in Business and the Nigerian Market Ombudsman to ensure transparency, accountability and fairness in the market place.

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