Stop Blaming Others For Your Woes – Monarch Blasts Igbo Leaders
The Igbo ethnic group have been advised to stop blaming Hausa, Fulani or Yoruba for their alleged marginalisation in Nigeria.
Her Royal Majesty, Obi Igwe Martha Dunkwu, the traditional ruler of Obodogba village, Okpanam in Oshilili North Local Government of Delta State, took the stand in Enugu during the 4th anniversary of an Igbo interest group, Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) on Wednesday.
The female traditional ruler who said that the Igbo men had completely failed to better the lots of the ethnic group, emphasized that they should not blame anybody for their failure to put their place in order but themselves, DailyTrustwrites.
Dunkwu, who hails from the same town (Okpanam) with the late Major Kaduna Nzogwu, also said that Ndigbo are marginalising and under developing themselves as she blamed the governors of the South East for not using the resources at their disposal to develop their lands since 1999 till date.
She said: “The Igbo men have failed colossally. Is it the Fulani, Yoruba or Hausamen that are governors, senators, House of reps members or local government chairmen in Igboland. What have they done with the monies they get from federal allocation.”
“Stop talking about Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba people. We should focus on our lands. Talk to our youths to go to school and to learn skills. Igbo’s should not be subservient to other Nigerians. It is not Hausa that asked you to abandon your land to invest in other lands. We should think home.”
Speaking on the theme of the anniversary: “The rebuilding and development of Alaigbo and the advancement of the spirit of her culture and civilization,” the President of ADF, Prof. Uzodinma Nwala, condemned the manner the agitating youths in Igboland were hounded and hushed for agitating for a better Ndigbo, pointing out that other areas have their youths but never condemned them.
“Any nation that does not value her youths is ruined or finished. We shall not let Ndigbo down. We shall always represent Ndigbo and Igbo interest,” he said.