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Friday, 27 September 2013

Governor Fashola apologizes to the Igbos over destitude deportation

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday Thursday Sept. 26th apologized to the Igbos over the deportation of destitute from the state to Anambra State a few months back.

Governor Fashola tendered his apology at a ceremony to mark the Silver Jubilee anniversary of Aka Ikenga, an Igbo social-cultural group in Lagos. He said:
“The truth is that I do not have a problem with the Igbos, they know that because the largest herd of cattle I received during my father’s burial came from the Ndigbo. Those people who came under their many colours are not people I have a problem with, they are my kindred and my people. Also, there were people who did not clearly understand me and they have misunderstood words said or misrepresented actions taken in the way that it has pleased them to do so. To those people, I owe an explanation, not a defence of what has happened and that is partly why I am here.
“We have built a relationship based on tolerance, mutual respect, trust and love. That relationship was started by our ancestors, it was handed over to us and we have nourished it with a lot of trust, with a lot of understanding and with a lot of fidelity.

“Those who misunderstand that relationship, think that there is no value in that relationship, I have come here to correct that because I place a lot of value on that relationship. If those people have misunderstood me or they have misunderstood actions taken by our government, here, now and today, I offer an unqualified and unreserved apology."

“Why should people feel compelled to migrate from one place to the other? Is there one part of this country that is less endowed whether in human or natural resource? Is that the problem? Is it the case that perhaps some parts are so endowed or not adequately managed?"

“Those are the honest debates that we must have. The political storm is gathering and allusions have been made to the issues I address, not only by the chairman, but by the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo. How can development be so difficult in the part of Nigeria that gave us Ike Nwachukwu, Chinua Achebe, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Odumegwu Ojukwu, Alex Ekwueme and so on, how can development be so difficult in that part of this country? I think those are the real issues.”

“I think we have been in the news of our relationship for the wrong reasons in the last few weeks, but if you listen to the voices of those who speak the loudest, you would see that they do not speak about us, they do not speak about the problems, but about themselves. The majority of us are concerned about how to make it better, that is what concerns us always in Lagos, and it is not an easy decision for me.”

"The pursuit of making it better makes us adopt policies which are always subject to the human text of fallibility”.

111 Comments:

  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    izz nothing...first to comment

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Its cos ngige was pelleted with pure water sachet wen he took sides with fashola dats y he had 2 apologise. Medicine afta death, he just ruined ngiges chances of becomin governor of anambra state

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:06 , Blogger BONARIO NNAGS said...

    Watched him on the television.
    I admire his intelligence,was impressed how he wittingly doused the tension and the heated polity with his speech and even body language.

    ~BONARIO~says so voa NOKIA3310

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:07 , Anonymous Austin [AY-n-OH] said...

    Just in time for anambra elections abi?

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:15 , Blogger Niyi Daramola said...

  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Eko o in baje oooooooo

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:18 , Anonymous temitayo said...

    Me am in love wit gov fashola....file Eko oni baje joor...

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Eko o in baje oooooooo

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Eko o in baje oooooooo

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    More rubbish. Still talking nonsense. If lagos wasn't a former FCT would it boast of what it has.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:20 , Blogger 55 'CENT said...

    Liber's se u don here? stop tribalism war we are all one,we all are NIGERIAN,so leave lagos outta matter

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:22 , Anonymous Mich said...

    Good thing the Governor apologized and cleared the air.
    Often times,the comment board is littered with a lot of stupid hate comments from both Igbos and Yorubas,blindly calling each other names and even wishing death on one another.
    Its funny because,there's a war and we aren't even aware...we are unconscioulsly destroyin one another while the corrupt leaders loot our treasury.
    Its about time we unite and fight against our common enemy;Corrupt Leaders and not fight against ourselves on blogs.
    Remember what happened between the Tutsis ans Hutsus in Rwanda?I'm afraid all these scuffle might come to that if we don't unite as one.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    political talks.. Hope dis men are not making way for thir candidat in anambara state mr ngige

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you my governor. You are the best

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:47 , Anonymous bbm pin 23491053 said...

    As an Igbo man, I accept his apology. But as a Nigerian I do not, because this another way to campagne. He wants people to look at him as "saint". Yes saint, for APC has no honest person to do the 2015 job, if not fashola, and now he has misused the power he has to offend over 40percent tribe of race. The igbos. Anyway Cheers. Engr Emy.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:52 , Blogger Kush Alabi said...

    Nice move, Mr. Governor

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 12:55 , Blogger BLOGLORD said...

    Fashola is a very diplomatic man! I love that.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am forced to place my comment here for the first time. Please if you are intellectually poor you don't need to publish a comment that would show how ignorant and bias you are. So much respect should be given to Gov. Fashola for his ability to tender his apology to the Igbo people despite the circumstance that surrounds the entire saga. I must say this is a right step in the right direction. Lets critically look at the content of the speech and you will understand the purpose of the apology. Lets leave politics and focus on leadership.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:16 , Anonymous maureen said...

    Such a smart man. Never felt too big to appologize irrespective of his office as a gov. Am loving this man more by d day. Appology accepted my able gov

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Pls igbo people accept d man's apology,I know many people will declare it as politics,but u must understand that d gov has done what most nigerian leaders will never do,APOLOGISE,let us keep it in mind dat d nigerian civil war could hav been averted if gowon had apologisd to ojukwu 4 d atroticities commited by d northerns, d civil war would have been averted,but if igbo pple keep alludin dat every apology has an undertone,people wil refuse 2 apologis if an offence is committed

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:19 , Blogger Rexchisom Udegbunam said...

    One love is all we need in our dear country...let by gone be by gone.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:19 , Blogger Angela Judith said...

    Ok, go n sin no more.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:20 , Blogger adeniyi opemipo said...

    he should be more careful with his decisions


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  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Apology my foot am sure he was persuaded by d igbos demself 2 do so dey r scared of been deported again I don't c any political game in dis apc is 4 d south west if dey lyk let dem fom dia own prevailin party igbos just want 2 borrow apc vision

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Am igbo and I truly love Yoruba pple.. I jst wish we all could do the same.. Really we are one, created by the same God.. No one tribe is better than the other.. So regard me as the person I am, am nt my tribe or religion..

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:31 , Anonymous Ndee said...

    apology accepted Mr Fashola. My fellow libes, let us use this forum to address issues objectively instead of pointing accussing fingers at the governor. i am ibo leaving in lagos. it is high time we raise our voices together to correct our leaders in general. first of all, these destitutes from igbo extraction come from homes made up of relatives. if we even dig further, we will be shocked to realise that most of them are related to the highly placed people in the society. what we need here is honest help from relatives to be relatively comfortable. charity begins at home...they say. Again, our leaders are not doing enough to create job opportunities, no meaningful industries in igbo land. If only our government can build industries starting from agriculture, igbos may not have need migrating from our land. we have natural resources to tap from but instead the leaders enrich themselves and oppress the poor. If we do what we are suppose to do as a government and as a people, we will have no reason to shift blame to any governor such as Fashola. Let us develop ourselves and fatherland first and foremost.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:36 , Blogger onah EMMANUEL EROCHUKWU said...

    u can drag a donkey to river but u cant force to drink water. Bewise Umuigbo, including u Linda!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    mich help tell libers ooo,well said.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:44 , Blogger daniff oneil said...

    fashola made a stupid comment saying why are ppl troving to lagos if lag is the only developed state mr fashola it happens everywhere in the world ppl tend to go where things are happening and mind you lagos was the former capital and holds a seaport and its naija business district so thats why think b4 u yarn

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ok Fash, we will forgive but will not forget in case you are doing this in time to help your party in Anambra

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:50 , Blogger ujudearieomalicha said...

    Words well spoken. And to the tribalistic fools out there I hope you do read in between lines.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Please don't let your sin rain on Ngige. He is our Man. He has to be the Governor of Anambra.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I like how he addresses the issue that if the East and other parts were better developed people will stop running to Lagos in the first place.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 13:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Truth is Igbo people should learn to develop Igbo land or they'll forever be migrating and at the mercy of the host Community.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 14:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mich!!!!

    Well said my brother.

    Probably the best and most sensible post i have seen on any Nigerian media house (i read my news online every morning)in the last one year. This is my first n the one year or so. We need to understand what the real issues are and focus on them rather than insult ourselves.

    Thanks MIch

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 14:07 , Blogger Oluwakemi Hannah said...

    .....and the truth is that the apology is political. Why wait till now.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 14:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It takes a man with character to apologise.igbos and yorubas intermarry,worship together and have lived peacefully for centuries.so those fanning tribal hatred are wasting their time.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 14:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Apology accepted, hoping such doesn't repeat itself

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 14:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Who knows. But I'm sure u can move to Abj and make contributions there.
    I do agree that the speech was a load of political side talk.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 14:42 , Blogger Biyi Papichula said...

    "The pursuit of making it better makes us adopt policies which are always subject to the human text of fallibility”.That said it all,i beg you to stop being sentimental.
    Lagos state Government has been doing all in its capabilities to make Lagos a better place,at least to have a state in Nigeria that could compete in worlds standard.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 14:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You make sense dear

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 14:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U make sense

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 14:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Gov. Fashola we, de Igbos did not accept ur apology. Why did it take u so long. This did not come from ur heart, it is called Political Apology, not accepted by us. Amaka

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 15:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    d appology is ill timed relative to when it wz needed.anyway we re expecting some yoruba elites that stood for his defence at d time like fani kayode to also do d same bf we(ibos) could accept or reject his plea.As for nigige,he has lost d eletion.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 15:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Why are folks saying Fashola apologised? Fashola was clearly not apologising, he was actually asking the Igbo leaders to develop their areas rather than focusing energies on laying claim on areas where indigenes have provided enabling environment for people to flourish. (How can development be so difficult in the part of Nigeria that gave us Ike Nwachukwu...I think those are the real issues). A number of Igbos firmly believe that the success of Lagos is because of the Igbos - if they are so good why has the south east not seen such progress? Success of Lagos is due to the contribution of people from all parts of Nigeria.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 15:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This apology would ve come long time ago. Now it has affected Ngiges chances of winning


     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 15:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Intelligent move...very politically correct statement

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 15:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nice one there Mich! tell them oo especially the yoruba and igbo fools calling themselves human beings,their way of thinking is just so annoying,i'm a confirmed yoruba gurl...let us see ourselves as one plssss...*phew*

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 15:40 , Anonymous Sane Mind said...

    It sure does not hurt to say sorry,but instead it mends alot of heart and brings unity!,,,Dont ever try such a stunt again Mr Governor anyway we have forgiven you cos you are still our son..

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 15:42 , Blogger Anthony Adibe said...

    Its nt all abt apology...pls fashola abi wetin,cum and pack dos people bak dey are loitering evrywea...infact u and peter obi are d cos of our problems ova here...#apology my foot...pst my cmt ooo

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 16:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    No matter d way u see it,it's always good to say am sorry,that's maturity.Gov.Fashola u try,now let this tribal war stop,we are just one people & one nation,though our tonque may differ.God save Nigeria!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 16:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fashola & trash... Accepted, u are a gud governor bt dat action u took wz wrong.. Atleast u 've apologised bt accept d fact dat u were once mislead bt u are back 2 ur real senses now!!!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 16:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Our leaders place polity before citizenry.... He apologized because of his party's chance of winning in Anambra State. God is watching our leaders with 10D.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 16:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Truth b told he made som valid point dere ,by tellin dem 2 their face dat d region dat produce dos great men suppose b developd but whose fault is,u dnt wait 4 anoda man to build ur fada's obi 4 u.dos great men he mentnd r disapoint n disgrace us easterners hw can a man cal hmself a real man he can build his fada's but end up buildn mansions in anoda man's land.pls linda ada di mma biko tel mi pple 2 come home n develop our region biko ooooh.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 16:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Na u sabi,atleast he apologised!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 16:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Go n kill ursef,sadist!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 16:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Go and sit down! You are just a terrible politician! All these for the Anambra Election. Taaaaaa!!!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 16:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Medicine after death. It's because of the coming election in Anambra state. Sorry for ngige but APC will not rule my state.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 17:02 , Anonymous MamaBaby said...

    I think gov.. Fashola has raised some good points. The eastern part of Nigeria is blessed with loads of natural and human resources. In fact the human resources from Ibo land has contributed emmensely to the development of most parts of Nigeria. I totally agree that what we in Ibo land lack is food leadership. We are fueled by greed. Everyone wanting to take, take, take and not give to the enhancement of their lands. We could with good management identify what our strengths are in terms of natural resources and working with the brilliant minds we have lost via brain drain, work to create a region that attracts rather than loses people. It's time we began to think about how we can give back to our region that has been pillaged mostly as a result of out lack of good management.
    Having said that, everywhere in the world, people have the right to migrate. There are big cities in most countries that attract majority of the workforce. Take London, Newyork LA, etc. everywhere in the world, u find most people migrating towards commercial and administrative centers. This shoildnt be a problem in so far as they have the right to work and live in those places -as they clearly do in this case.
    In the defense of Ibo people, we are quite business minded. And Lagos being the commercial capital of the country would most definitely experience a huge influx of such migrants. Shipping of people will do nothing to resolve this issue but will only end up sparking ethnic and political confusion.
    Whilst I appreciate the case made by the governor of Lagos state, I believe the best way to deal with this would be for both parties to take useful messages out of this. 1st Ibo ppl unite and think about how you would want to proceed to make ur land the envy of the nation. Develop an action plan and get on it! The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step after all. On the part of the Lagos State government, perhaps more time should be spent thinking of ways to better utilize the continuous flow of human resources with the aim of continually increasing the economy of the state. As I believe that continued migration from all parts of Nigeria to Lagos will not be a reclining trend in the next few decades.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 17:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yoruba people and their action towards igbo, they always regret afterwards. Apology accepted.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 17:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love Ngige and all, I feel he would deliver but the timing mehn. As a senator he didn't offer much to his constituency. Anyways, any1 but PDP nd Ifeanyi Nkita ara Ubah

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 17:40 , Anonymous Seyi. E said...

    He actually took a jab at the igbos. This is not an apology per say. He told the igbo governors to make the south2ast a good place so destitutes would stop trooping in to lagos. The south east should hold their political office holders responsible for the insults they get from left right and center. Besides if u people claim to have developed lagos, I keep askng, wiv all the igbos in the south-east, why is it still like that? Does charity not begin at home again? Wiv the way the country is going, there might not be nigeria by 2015. What would u people do? There is trouble in the land and a lot of us don't no. Think home! And yes lagos was a capital before, but if not because we had good leaders wiv the right policies, lagos won't be like this today. Lagos would have been dead! Have u seen the major developments going on in other south-west states? They don't wait for F.G governments presence. The nexxt state to take over lagos is ogun state. The development is CRAY. So many industries left rght and center. In a couple of years ogun would be something else. I hope u igbos won't say u developed that place. What kalu said about lagos can cause a War. About being "no mans land" can any sane person go to aba and say its a no mans land? People need to be careful wiv their utterances. Lastly fashola apologised to those that mis-understood him but more deportations would happen. Just watch.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 17:47 , Anonymous Jennykiss said...

    Good Points made on questions as regards slow surprising development in the east...

    And Please Mr Fashola try hard not to apologies for actions you feel U did in the best interest of those involved cos I tell you (except U lied about your true reasons) it only opens widely an already healing wounds...so prepare for inevitable reactions to this gesture of yours.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 17:48 , Anonymous SIMPLYCOCK said...

    Rubbbbbbbbiiiiiiiiissssssshhhhhh!!!!!!!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 17:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Cryin over spilt milk mr governor,even ur so called apology speech hs flakes o tribalism in it!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 18:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Why do you people fail to see the fact. The man first took destitutes to Ogun state which is of course a Yoruba state. Take politics and tribalism away please. Eko o ni baje o. BRF for President !

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 18:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good one my governor lili my comment

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 19:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Apology acceted Fashola go home nd. Sin no more thank GOD u knw dat great men r from Igbo land nd witout Igbo people there wil be no Lagos state take or leave we r one Nigeria

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 19:37 , Anonymous Martins O I said...

    Nonsense!!! Is Fashola office greater than lgbo man tribe? Let him go to hell.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 20:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Gov.Fashola, Your Sins Are Forgiven.Go and Sin No More.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 20:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love fashola.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 20:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    wateva

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 21:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The level of pseudo-intelligence of some of yall wont let you be great. How can you call an incumbent governor's open apology a ploy to campaign. How can you out-rightly display that you're at logger-heads with wisdom by making your own assumptions and thinking for the man. Seriously, people are the hardest resources to manage, that's why force was meted out on your fore-fathers!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 21:13 , Anonymous Nigerian News portal said...

    Its good he is back to his senses.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 21:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Rubbish apology! Tell us dat u are campaignin 4 APC & Ngige in particular... Apology nt necessary

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 22:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Apology my ass! Lets not be fooled by this 'charade'. We all know that this is all about helping Ngige in the elections. He knew that the deportation saga was hurting not just Ngige but how APC is perceived in the South-East. This so called apology is actually an insult to Ndigbo. Someone better tell that Fashola and that "turn coat" idiot called Okorocha as well that "shrine kneeling" hypocrite called Ngige that it doesn't matter what they do or say. APGA is the only party the Igbos truly identify with and no amount 'theatrics' will make APC win the election in Anambra

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 22:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ MICH I LOVE YOUR COMMENT! @ seyi ur comment makes sense too but u came across as a bit tribalistic. anyways im happy fashola apologised and addressed the issue cause the first time i saw the deportation thing i didnt think it was a big deal. i mean how many homeless people can one takse care of. if u do not have a home and they cant provide for u. the govt should take u back to your state. whether u are igbo hausa edo or whatever. thats the most logical thing that can be done. and for those saying why cant the govt provide for the homeless that they do it in europe and the us and all of that. do u pay the same amount of tax someone of ur class is paying in those countries. if u dont then abeg shut up and enlighten yourself.

    now lastly people need to stop looking down on people of other tribes. the same way u find a yoruba girl stupid is d same way someone else finds an igbo girl stupid. and the same way someone things an hausa man is lazy or wicked is the same way another person thinks an igbo man is greedy and a yoruba man is a corward or whatever.
    so its all about your opinion. do not form opinions based on hate. it doesnt make sense.

    nigeria as a country already has alot of problems we do not need to develop hatered for our fellow brothers and sisters... lets look at how we can develop the country and lets be our brothers keeper


    we should focus on removing corrupt leaders and eradicating corruption on all levels. when i look at some people who are corrupt even as security men or bank managers i then begin to wonder how they expect to not be corrupt when they are presidents, governors and all of that. it starts from u. u cant expect someone else to do something u cannot do. if u cannot live a corrupt free life then dont expect nigeria to move forward


    also i respect fashola for bringing the fact that what we need is development and good leaders into light. i dont care if its cause of the upcoming election.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 22:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Smh! He's lost the Igbos' vote.
    ~D great anonymous!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 22:49 , Anonymous Mazi Obi (Patito's new gang) said...

    Honestly, I am a lover and an ardent supporter of governor Fashola, but the day I heard of the deportation news, I doubted it initially owing to my trust that he has a high degree of wisdom and would never do a thing like that not until I saw the reports on TV and read his angry response to governor Obi's reaction. I was really worried, troubled that I began to loose hope increasingly in the geographical entity called Nigeria if a man of Babtunde's towering statue could fail too. But today my wounds are healed having read his well structured apologetic text in the right direction and timely too. Kudos! You are a leader. Tomorrow beckons. Watch and pray.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 23:04 , Blogger Rough Diamond said...

    Well said mich, well said!

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 23:07 , Blogger hilary obiorah said...

    About time! Haba no grudges but it is good he did this, the Igbos were beginning to feel victimized

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 23:10 , Anonymous Adedayo said...

    Well said, my man! Igbos should go and develop their states.

     
  • At 27 September 2013 at 23:41 , Blogger snowflix said...

    Tribalism! One of the most problem we have in Nigeria. I pray someday we will all live in peace and unity #smile#

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 00:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mayb I need 2 read law.Wht a smart piece.Achieving much at d same time.
    I am Igbo.If U dn't hv a home or smwhr 2 'squat',go home.There are farmlands in Ojoto,Udi,Uzuakoli,Afikpo and Obokwu.
    Howeva,our governors need 2 answer some questions tho.

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 00:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Seyi.E I cn c u ar very deluded! It's lazy bigots like u dat cause confusion here & there with their stupid & recklessly comments.
    D developmnt u see in Lagos & its environ (including Ogun State) is as a result of its once federal capital status, which attracted non-Yorubas to invest their lives therein. If u need to brag abt Yoruba cities, talk abt Abeokuta, Ibadan, Akure, Oshogbo, Ado-ekiti, Ogbomoso. Which of these ur cities is more developed than Enugu, Owerri, Onitsha, Afikpo, Umuahia, Aba, Awka? None!
    Yoruba charity begins with trooping to UK to buy choice properties leaving their regional capital & other SW cities as pig farms in leprous state with illiteracy, filth & juju pervading d land, & d ppl living in squalor, abject poverty & illiteracy despite ur boast of being d most educated tribe. Stop lazying abt & attaching ursef to d prosperity of other tribes.

    If Lagos wasnt a 'no man's land', a riff-raff like Bola Tinubu, whose birth and academic certificates are fake, would not have been governor and lord of the manor. If indigeneship remains a yardstick for who gets what or who gets deported, Bola Ahmed Tinubu should hv bn deported to Bornu State where he originally hails from. It's an open secret that the late Alhaja Mogaji was never his biological mother. But if he was allowed to govern Lagos State for eight years while he ws appropriating almost a half of Lagos then u & ur lots are on a wild goose chase harassing any non-indigene.

    Lagos is a gathering for all Nigerians. Lagos state belongs to all. The Igbo people & other tribes have contributed & are still contributing immensely to the development of Lagos. People from different states filled up Lagos, & made it the commercial nerve centre, most valued state, most populated; pay the highest amount of tax and the state govt receives huge federal allocation by virtue of the teeming population.
    Lagos State is the biggest beneficiary of Nigeria's infrastructure development. Nigeria & Nigerians hv pumped more into that small space than any place in the past 100 years. Now, some lazy people are laying claim to Lagos where every other Nigerians of all tribes hv a great stake in.
    Lagos is very different from other states of Nigeria for the fact that Lagos was once an administrative and a commercial capital of Nigeria with most of her infrastructures built up using our common patrimony.
    FYI, Awolowo plotted to shut down the eastern economic zone bt after some years d Igbos bounced back. Many Igbos & other tribes moved to Lagos bcos of d skewed distribution of infrastructures - airport, seaport, embassies.
    Yorubas lost d golden opportunity to hv Lagos for keeps during 1967 - 1970 wen they conspired with Hausa/Fulani to fight Igbos from having their own country. Right nw u can't hv ur cake & eat it! If u feel otherwise tk ur battle to d streets to test ur might.

    - Chydoz

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 00:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    lagos lagos lagos wetin dey 4dat lagos self? Nobe person b madrid,newyork,lasvegas nd dubai? 4ur own information lagos state came up as 4th worst city in d whole world they shuld tnxs d igbo,s 4 developing nd making lagos wat it is 2day nd if he apolozd bcos of ngige dat means he is a looser cos ngige wil neva rule anambra again

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 01:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fashola is a bastard for this so called apology. This is not an apology. It's an insult upon the insult he gave the Igbo people. Bastard!!!

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 03:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We need to learn to read, even if Linda puts up a misleading title, all we had to do was read and make our own opinion, gov Fashola in NO WAY Apologized. He cleared the air and how his statement or act was misconstrued.

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 04:13 , Blogger Rough Diamond said...

    Ur comment is so on point @chydoz
    1000 likes

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 06:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chydoz, but let them move to Abuja naw! Since FG has moved the capital there. Fight no dey dere ooo!! And I definitely can "have my cake and eat it" but. I can't "eat my cake and have it". You get? Your response is sooo uptight! Let's just take it easy ehn?

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 08:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Actually, he apologised for the "misunderstanding" not the actual deportation. When the Northerners were being deported no one was up in arms. Instead a lot of people were like "Yes, deport the beggars! They are Boko Haram!" Why are the Igbos more sacred. It seems there is a severe delusion of grandeur on your parts, for you to say Igbos made Lagos what it is today. With or without you, Lagos WILL survive! And no I am not Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa....just a concerned Nigerian who is disgusted by all the ethnic bigotry!

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 08:18 , Anonymous seyi said...

    Chydoz say all that u have said in 2015............think home and stop trooping to lagos. So if other easten states are better, why can't u peoples stay and make it the best. You keep saying everybody developed lagos, so if nigeria should break up, where is d geographical location of lagos? Number 2 u say federal government presence is in ogun state, if the people of ogun state behave like northerners or kidnappers, would the place be attractive to investors. Mr man, think home........

     
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  • At 28 September 2013 at 11:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @seyi, it's nt our fault that you lot are lazy. Lagos doesn't sound like ogun or osun. Neither does lagos look like rusted cities of ogun, osun, ondo etc. But lagos has same development signature with every major city in east, even vilas. U go ahead and claim Lagos as yorubaland, we go ahead and claim it as nigerian land, and this until the country divides, and we go our separate ways. Even then, u can't usurp our properties, we sell to u or keep it.

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 11:13 , Blogger Ukaogo ogechi said...

    For me what Fashola did was wrong, we are in the 21century not the fifties or forties, he is just trying to shift the attention from him self by saying what he did was right. You can not deport someone from his own country. All over the world there is a particular state that is most populated because of its economic value. You have it in America, China, India, Ghana South Africa etc. In New york it's so over populated that the rooms are very tiny. I was never for the deportation of the beggars and am not in support of this too. Many parts of the east are developed enugu, imo state, amambra state are all developed. He can not talk about development in deportation, because as I will say again there are more high raised buildings and industries in New York then in Orlando and other states.

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 11:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Igbo's! Your problem with the yoruba folks didn't generate now,it started way long ago during the civil war. For how long would we fight one another?For how long would we pretend? When we all know we didn't create ourselves,must we die in hatred and end up in eternity,hopeless. Please let's leave all this,pray 4 peace,our leaders and truthfully Serve God.Shikenah

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 14:54 , Blogger lyna moses said...

    Thanks Chidoz, well said.

    Lazy Lagosians, and you that is running your mouth without an understanding, do you think there would have been a "real" Lagos without the industrous igbos?

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 16:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks Chidoz...@ seyi cos u guys just wanna eat where u neva planted any seed...u pple r all lazy that's y u fight fr wht Ndi igbo sweat to build...Idiot...fashola use his mouth say na us give am all d cows he used fr his celebration...wetin ur pple bring...goat

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 17:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hello mr. confusionist stop deviating frm d crux of d matter. Who is saying without them Lagos will not survive. Arrant nonsense! Stop staying idle and attaching yourself to d prosperity of others.
    Don't call evil good because of blind tribal allegiance. If all the Yoruba taxi drivers all over Rivers state are forcefully arrested, detained, labelled beggars & then sent back to Yorubaland, wd u b stating dis gibberish?
    How cn Yoruba armed thugs, not even the Nigerian police, have d powers to arrest or detain anyone? These Igbos were held without trial in illegal dungeons & concentration camps in Lagos. They were then loaded in cattle trucks and driven 500 km (no food, no drink, no rest) and dumped at night in a public highway and left to die. The only excuse of these African neo-fascists is that the victims are "destitute" and that they want to transform Lagos into a mega-city!
    But there are rules even for transporting animals.
    You pick up Igbo traders at random, imprison them without trial, drive them 500km with no food water or rest and leave them to die in the cold at night because you call them destitute. And you don't see that as wickedness.

    That something illegal and unconstitutional happened 50 years ago unchallenged, does not mean it can happen continually. If you choose to accept it when others were involved, that's your cup of tea. It is purely illegal and unconstitutional for anyone or government in Nigeria, to either deport or dislocate Nigerian citizens from one State to another within the Sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It can set a very bad precedent whereby people of other ethnic groups can just be kidnapped and transported indiscriminately across the length and breadth of Nigeria, under the guise of destitution or mental retardation - which is a disease anyway.

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 17:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Point of order! It is really jaw dropping and despicable for you to come online and throw around stupid allegations that are easily verifiable.
    Yorubas are fond of such acts of provocation. The genocidal civil war revealed their pathological hatred for Ndigbo. Yorubas were the most vocal tribe to incite other ethnic nationalities to hate Ndigbo and opined that all nigeria's ills would be cured if ndigbo were totally exterminated from the face of the earth. Ndigbo don't need to be told that Yorubas are wicked (even to themselves), malicious, treacherous, dubious and undisirable to have as friends...

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 17:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U sound too confused to be coherent. U should have insisted that it is Yorubas that developed Lagos! If indeed Yorubas provided the enabling environment for pple to flourish in Lagos, why have Ibadan, Ogbomoso, Abeokuta, Oshogbo, Ado-ekiti and Akure not seen the type of progress and development as being witnessed in Lagos - a state collectively built by Nigerians??? Go and develop these filthy capital cities of yours and stop the senseless laying claims to Lagos, which was and still been developed by oil wealth and the sweat of other Nigerians; it's sheer arrogance and greed borne out of laziness.

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 21:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh yes,he is diplomatic..most lawyers are..swift 2 correct n make good impression of themselves!

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 21:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous 5:51...ow many oda clan of d yorubas,do u see clamour to live in lagos?u igbos r always sooo desperate 2 live in lagos,believing success has pitched its tent there and when reverse becomes the case,they go into all sorts just to prove to there fellow tribesmen back in d east that lagos has done them well..

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 21:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nopes my dear..we dont regret our actions..we are bold people..we are not aggressive,insultive or ritualistic like the igbos..we speak with no holds barred!

     
  • At 28 September 2013 at 21:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ok so how has the igbos contributed there quota to the development of lagos?been ritualistic?by been bunch of thieves?by encouraging street hawking?by pick-pocketing?..c'mon,u didnt mean that..did u?Apology accepted for not pondering over all this before typing!

     
  • At 29 September 2013 at 00:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ummmmmmm,fashola I no blame u at all and dat ur flat nose nonsense, after making igbos look like unwanted animals. And dumping dem,like waste only God will judge u jes remember we are all human no matter wat,nw u are apologizing to gain grounand deserve a freedom of movement and locationd 4 nxt election,watever will happen will surely happen......mstchew

     
  • At 29 September 2013 at 20:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How old is this FFK man self? He always talk like a teenagers! He's still apologizing to Ojukwu's wife (B) for d past 5 months for d rubbish he wrote abt her nd his here blaming F(G) for apologizing for d whole Igbos!Ewu hausa, Woman raper. Enemy of igbos, keeping fluting ur self, thou we hv noticed u b4 now so go have a seat. His jus sicking publicity by indirectly calling lagos state governor a coward. Thank God we all know dat Lagos state governor is an intelligent person to compare to match box like u...

     
  • At 29 September 2013 at 20:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How old is this FFK man self? He always talk like a teenagers! He's still apologizing to Ojukwu's wife (B) for d past 5 months for d rubbish he wrote abt her nd his here blaming F(G) for apologizing for d whole Igbos!Ewu hausa, Woman raper. Enemy of igbos, keeping fluting ur self, thou we hv noticed u b4 now so go have a seat. His jus sicking publicity by indirectly calling lagos state governor a coward. Thank God we all know dat Lagos state governor is an intelligent person to compare to match box like u...

     
  • At 29 September 2013 at 20:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ode, you wouldn't no bc nothing is in ur brain, it's match box! Ewu hausa.

     
  • At 30 September 2013 at 06:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fellow brothers and sister your comments has shown truly the reflection of what nigeria is and also the kind ofwork that is needed to be done.

    First and fore most the deportation was strange to me and. On that sphere its wrong. The hayes yorubas and ndigbos had been reported fro there own country. Its outside our constitution.

    How ever not connected though. Pls which one of us is proud of James Ibro, alarms and ahost of the leaders we once had. Intact even now only theapc govs are doing the work while others are fightiing fir 2015.


    We are annoyed its normal I wont take the insult yes. But look across the country is either the governors is fightiing for 2015 or quietly stealing only in the south west that our governors are busy right now.


    Governors fasola you fall my hand fir those deportatiin but reading your comment and carpetting your fellow acolleagues is a challenge in right direction.

    My brothers irs time to ask these. Ppl.

     
  • At 1 October 2013 at 09:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Seriously I wonder how u igbos reason, did kalu apologised for callin lagos a no mans land, how would U̶̲̥̅̊ feel if an outsider calls ur fathers house anybody's house. May b u guys also need some history lessons dt D̶̲̥̅̊ major and first coup in nigeria was carried out by ur stupid leaders. U started D̶̲̥̅̊ killings of northerners generals first bfor they retaliated which actualy caused D̶̲̥̅̊ feud til date even after ur defeat of D̶̲̥̅̊ civil war U̶̲̥̅̊ stupid motherfucker stil made attempt τ̅☺ wanna conquer s/west bt thank God τ̅☺ D̶̲̥̅̊ warlords in yoruba who defeated U̶̲̥̅̊ in ore, stil we decided τ̅☺ give U̶̲̥̅̊ a chance τ̅☺ live among us and yet U̶̲̥̅̊ re stil tryin τ̅☺ do wat ur fore fathers did. Dont U̶̲̥̅̊ guys av shame. No wonder D̶̲̥̅̊ hausas wil continually kill U̶̲̥̅̊ like fowls. Stupid pple, telin me D̶̲̥̅̊ greatness of lagos was bcos its fct. Was calabar nt an fct bfor

     

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