Remove The Tick White Glass Ceiling Against Igbos that grows self-hate among the Igbos.
The truth is that few Igbo’s are just playing the game of survival of the fittest in Nigeria, once the Government favours them or is favouring them or they have found a Godfather from the north/southwest, haha or they, decided to lower their guard, which is not a common thing with an Igbo man’s nature, you find life a little easy, then that Igbo man begins to think is so with all Igbos, as an Igbo man is possible, to attract such favour, singular, but plural, lol as Ndi (group) Igbo is not, no matter what, you can not run far from your tribe, you are an Igbo person, that way you are perceived in NIGERIA. get brain now.
( Every other tribe feels free to relate with themselves in their mother tongue (dialect)openly in ” Gov offices” but Igbos will speak English to fellow Igbos, afraid of seeing together or to be called Igbotic, so he/she will not be rejected by their sponsors. creating hatred among themselves. just wait read before you argue, how you hate yourself.
And why is it that the current generation of Igbos is so angry as to contemplate carrying arms against the country? Which they are not carrying,
With lots following Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB with his secessionist message.
Those not following Kanu may despise his antics and rhetoric but are sympathetic to his underlying message. And what is that message?
That Igbos don’t feel wanted in Nigeria. No sense of belonging, That decades of official marginalization and discrimination, should be stopped or they should be allowed to take their chances in a new nation.
It surprises me, why you should not allow a visitor sit probably or you allow him to take his leave honourable, that is just the case of Igbos community in their nation of aboard call Nigeria, oh sorry in their country, please pardon my manners,
First, for those who think this is all about Jonathan and Buhari.
It is not. Igbos were disappointed that Jonathan did not win. But those whose candidates lose elections lick their wounds. It is allowed. It happens when your candidate loses an election. Why did the Igbos invest so many emotions in Jonathan, a non-Igbo from Ijaw? not minding that even their Ijaw brothers, were not even better but they still feel more comfortable with them, It was more because of the fear of their experience in the past 50 years.
( As for Ijaw issues, ijaw’s are even the people who declared their property, (Igbos property) bounded property in Rivers states) and have consistently refused to join them as a Baifara nation, which is one of the causes that is delaying the actualizing the cause, so don’t think the ijaw, were better, rather is just because of their experience in the past 50 years war.
Nigeria has placed an embargo on any Igbo man becoming Nigerian president and Igbos understand this.
Jonathan was the next best thing. Other parts of Nigeria have supported their sons to the presidency. Some have bombed Nigeria into submission to get their sons to Aso Rock.
Igbos have little capacity to blackmail Nigeria to the presidency. They chose Jonathan as their “Igbo”.
But that’s not to say that they are angry enough because he lost to contemplate going to war on his behalf.
Jonathan was not really the model of a President the Igbo would go to war for. And even his Ijaw people have accepted his loss so stop attributing it to their actions of feelings.
So? Igbo anger has been building up in Nigeria since the 70s. As kids, people made choices in other parts of Nigeria school years based on the narrative of the Igbo place in Nigeria. They knew about the glass ceiling against Igbos.
After the civil war, despite the “No winner, no vanquished” program, Nigeria placed a dick glass ceilings and no-go areas for Igbos.
The war reconstruction program was observed more in the breach. There was the “abandoned” property program that was introduced to drive a wedge between components of former South-East Nigeria.
While the country was too embarrassed to put the discrimination program down in an official gazette, it was there for anyone who cared to look. unfortunate some foolish Igbo daughter and son pretend not to see it, but who told you they are not, they are just trying to play along, but know it, that whoever, hate your people, hates you too, they have taken you in, because of your significance, not quite long, you will realize. that you are just been used,
It was evident in the Igbo police officer who stayed in one position while less qualifies juniors progressed to become his bosses.
It was evident when no Igbo qualified to become the Inspector General of Police or lead any division in the armed forces.
It was there when “sensitive” or “lucrative” positions were shared in Nigeria and Igbos were conspicuously absent.
It was there when Igbos were only fit enough to be made Minister of Information until Obasanjo administration came to power.
And even recently, it was there when Buhari appointed 47 people to man the critical roles in his government and no one from the Southeast was there.
Any time there is a federal appointment in Nigeria, it’s usually the east that is left to shout.
It was there from Buhari first term as a Military Junta to his second coming let’s watch and see, and any other time in-between.
The Igbo elite called it marginalization. Other Nigerians countered by saying no part of Nigeria was getting enough.
Marginalization was universal. But they forgot something.
The Igbo cry of marginalization was official policy. It was expected. It was programmed. And occasionally, key government officials let it slip that Igbos should not complain. After all, they fought a war with Nigeria. Hahaha, rude people, how deer you expect better things, lol
Talk about No Victor, No Vanquished. There was a Victor alright. And they were reminded of that at every turn. Every appointment. Every national project was propagated with the glass ceiling in mind to contain the Igbos. or to team them, don’t allow them to grow, ooh yes.
How can any nation grow when the leaders are mandated to keep a viable component of her resources subjugated and useless because of fear and insecurity? ( stopping Igbos, from excelling is stopping Nigeria growth because they have great and wonderful potential to take Nigeria to next level, wait oh, o, not Buhari next level o).
Nigeria was only pretending. Igbos were licking their wounds and complaining and the rest of Nigeria were too busy to notice it, who said so! they know, but are the issues of, oh you have the gut to challenge your master, oh you will suffer for it. exactly what Nigeria is melting out to Igbos and few Igbos fools, who feel Igbos are being arrogant, not being humble is bring problem to majority of them, oh hold on there!,
if you like, as an Igbo person, jump into carnal, you will still be seen as threat to every Nigerian , so be i suggest you be yourself, if it will turnaround, it will, if it will not, it won’t.
Go to the South-East today. Since the 70s and the oil boom. Nigeria has invested in commercial industries across the country. None has been cited in the Southeast, which all the five states are all among the oil-producing states. None. Refineries, Steel Plants, Cement Firms. Any Industry.
The South East was systematically deindustrialized. Even when it was the best location for any industry, there was always a reason why it should not be sited there. just to weaken them.
What this means was that any Igbo man that wanted to work in a commercial federal establishment had to leave the east. Add this to the indigenization policy of the early 70s that pushed the Igbos out of private companies.
It meant that international companies also avoided expansion into the south-east.
The Nigerian Breweries, the Dunlop most of all the multinational companies and other such firms sited their plants outside the East and only set up distribution centres to sell in the region.
This is one of the main reasons the exodus of Igbos from the zone accelerated after the war and continues to this day despite the hostility they face in certain parts of Nigeria, this is wickedness to humanity, you chase them from their region and you still will not allow them peace around you, do you want them to fly? Haba baba.
And why most Igbos became traders and commercial businessmen. Access to organized work either in the government, government commercial institutions and even commercial institutions were limited. padlock.
This concerted government plan worked so well that the even Igbos began to hate themselves and hate to invest in their zone till this day.
The only industrial enterprise in the east are built by easterners; Nnewi, Aba, Onitsha. These are Igbo indigenous industrial cities. still, Nigeria Government usees policy etc to destroy them, check from the ’70s till now, great companies they, easterner have developed, grow and how they have packed up and died natural deaths, is not their fault, but Nigeria Government scheme.
Today Enugu the oldest state of the eastern state is in its shadows, go and see it for yourself, dying by day why towns like Lagos, Kano, Ibadan and Abuja is developing what a pity.
The plan was to frustrate them from investing in their zone or force them to move the industry to North or West where it can be taken from them after getting them to transfer the technology.
This has been the practice since the end of the war in the 7o’s yet most Igbos have failed to recognize this POWERFUL Scheme
In addition to this, the Federal Government has systematically made it difficult for Easterners to do commercial business even in the East even them themselves have lost interest in their region, even if you won’t make money, like most Igbos will say, as an Igbo man, start putting some of your CSI funds, towards your region, everything is not all about money making, make impact, who knows.
The Federal Roads in the East are some of the worst in Nigeria. The Eastern Seaports have been made ineffective.
It was a war to get the Enugu Airport upgraded to an International Airport. The former Finance Minister shed tears on the day the first International Flight landed in Enugu. Yes, Okonjo Iwealla cried!
Recently, it was only the South East that was conspicuously missing in the New Railway Plan of the Federal Government have you ask yourself WHY?.
Nigeria has 6 regions and one was missing in a national railway plan while nobody cares.
Incidentally, Igbos who reside in the east are the most itinerant in the country and would benefit most from a national transport plan.
Even our President Buhari changed the plan to include his village but a major zone of the country was not included.
When you go to the east, despite the lack of federal presence, the presence of police all over the east tells a story.
They mount roadblocks and make it difficult to have commercial activities to run smoothly, Intimidating and humiliating them for no just course.
Recently, Customs has joined. And lastly the army.
It is an occupied territory. They extort money. They intimidate them by all means. They have recently started shooting and killing them, do you want to know how many of their innocent ipob boys that have been killed, armless protesting youths for their freedom, why headsmen in the north who have been killing and maiming, burning houses are been compensate heavily, with recently 100billion naira and they, the headsmen are requesting for more, oh the country now pays them for killing their citizens, why kill kill the innocent boy and you sit their tell me there’s no discrimination against the Igbos, ok am coming.
Nigeria has made the east unlivable. They sponsor dubious governors, senators, and political leaders that take orders from the caliphate – Purposely, Carefully.
In conversations, people often accuse the east of being clannish or tribalistic, but I tell you that Igbos are the only real Nigerian because they are not afraid to live anywhere and develop, they are people with a big heart.
That is far from the truth. No group assimilate or blend in more than the Igbos.
They claim Igbo’s are welcome in all parts of Nigeria, but outsiders cannot come to the East.
The question is: why would anyone come to the east?
To do what? There is no business to do in the east. No prospect, no enabling environment,
Nigeria has ensured that Nothing works in Igbo land and anyone that mistakenly worked, they will put in everything to frustrate, kill and stop it, unfortunately, majority of Igbos themselves has failed to understand this.
Why would someone from the South West of Nigeria go to the East to invest? No one would prevent them. But it hardly makes commercial sense. Nigeria has ensured that.
Those from the North are there in droves. Igbos love to celebrate with cows. And the cattlemen go there to sell their cattle. No one molests them.
In the villages in the East, these northerners live unmolested. But those are the only people who can find a commercial reason to be there! as they are selling they are sending their money down to the north, living in their bushes and thatch houses, unlike Igbos who like to live large in modern technology houses they will not hesitate to build anywhere they find themselves, which has brought development all round Nigerian, still not well appreciated.
So those who wonder why Igbos are angry, wonder no more. While most would not dare carry arms against Nigeria, don’t underestimate the level of disconnection and anger especially among the younger generation who feel hopeless and in prison for something they did not do.
Nigeria is made of nations that came together to form the country.
No nation will like to remain in perpetual servitude or slavery.
Igbos were at the forefront in the fight for Nigerian independence against Britain. If they did not allow Britain to subjugate them, they surely will not allow any local power or they may strike at the slightest opportunity at other pseudo dominating power over them.
That Nnamdi Kanu’s supporters starred down army tanks with sticks is a sign that the next generation will be ready to fight bare hands if necessary to stop Nigeria treating the Igbo nation as second-class citizens.
There will be fiercer and angrier Kanus in the immediate future if Nigeria does not officially stop the “vanquished “program against the Igbos who fought the civil war.
You cannot preach *unity* and *indivisibility* of the country on TV and all your actions point to discrimination, hatred against the components of the country. It is hypocrisy.
It is as dangerous as it is foolhardy.
Let those who preach unity walk the talk and stop open discrimination of their countrymen(Igbos).
History has shown that you cannot decree peace. You cannot decree unity. You cannot force any group to belong to a country by force, it may work for a time. But never sustainable.
Nigeria has a lot to look forward to as a united country.
It also has enough for the regions and nations that make up the country. Our diversity is a blessing. Our failure to reach our potential is caused mostly by the internal contradictions and the inability to build a fair country that can bring out the best out of her component regions, mostly our Igbo brothers, they have a lot to offer Nigeria.
Those who shout most about loving Nigeria today are mostly those its current unfair structure favor. But Nigeria will continue being as strong as its weakest link. And the weak links are all there to see.
The East is one of the weakest links. Until it stops being a weak link, Nigeria cannot truly make progress”
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