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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

After the white man, the next most important person made by God was Igbo—Ekwueme quotes northerners

Dr. Alex Ekwueme, the SECOND Republic vice president of Nigeria, has explained the need for Igbos to trust each other as they did in the past, affirming that that is the only way Igbo land would move forward in the Nigeria project.
Dr. Ekwueme, who said this Sunday at the traders’ summit and award ceremony organized by Anambra Consensus Project, ACP, at Amaokpala in Orumba Norht local government area of the state; to honour outstanding traders in all the 57 major markets in Anambra State, noted that he recalled that Igbo were strongly united before and immediately after Nigerian Independence wondering what went wrong over the years based on what is currently happening in the Igbo –speaking states of the country.
“When I returned to Nigeria after my studies abroad, I worked for the then ESSO West Africa Limited and the job took me to many cities in the Northern part of the country. I found out that there was no place you would go and won’t find an Igbo man and they all cooperated well” If you wanted to buy APC medicine in any city in the North, whether it was Kano, Maiduguri, Kaduna, Bauchi, Bida, Minna, anywhere, it was an Igbo person that would sell it to you. Igbo people were so industrious that Northerners were saying that after the white man, the next most important person created by God was Igbo”.
He continued:
“When Igbo was Igbo, there was so much unity, such that once Igbo leaders met and took a decision, every Igbo person would abide by it. The trust among Igbo was responsible for the reason apprenticeship became popular with the result that parents would allow their children to stay with an established Igbo man to learn a trade for periods ranging from five to 10 years after which the apprentice would then be settled to start his own business.
“Even after the settlement, the newly settled young trader would be getting goods on credit from his former master and return the money after sale because of the trust that existed. But lack of trust has diminished that age long cooperation between the master and his former apprentice, which is very worrisome. “The main problem of the Igbo today is lack of trust. If we can rebuild the trust among ourselves, our people will be better for it.”

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Greed, deceit and unrivaled desire for money is what's wrong. Drugs, rituals and sons killing their mothers. Shame

BONARIO NNAGS said...

He couldn't have said it any better, he raised many salient points.
I hope my people can start thinking straight, stop playing the politics of victim everytime and use their strength to get a better bargain for themselves in Nigeria.
We are industrious and talented people. And should think of investing hugely on our soil instead of chasing investors away with continuous agitation for an utopian Biafra.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

This man is still very handsome at His age


...merited happiness

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Na so! Igbo amaka

Henry Chijioke said...

People should read carefully before commenting pls. Some were bashing him on Facebook due to lack of reading culture in our youths today.

niyi adetoye said...

Seen .

livingstone chibuike said...

I think he made a point

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Words of old...Words of wisdom...God bless u sir and I hope we learn from these words and become better Igbos
Signed
LibBadBoy

Anonymous said...

Really ? Why did they bash him? I guess those that did are just like buhari that fails to tackle the main issue.

anon said...

The only persons the white men are better than are the igbos, from where I come from, we are the most important in creation.

Uju Phil said...

God bless you sir, we all pray for unity...

Ike Louisa said...

Greetings Sir.

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Anonymous said...

I concour.

Pretty face said...

The words of our elders are words of wisdom

Juliet Iwuno said...

He said it all. Linda take note!

See how Biafra aims to pull apart said...

Really mehn... This isnt what we need at the moment

FRESH said...

True words.Betrayals,greed,envy & selfishness led igbos to this path.

Anonymous said...

If it comes to greed, the north is first. If the comes to rituals, the West takes the lead. If it comes to murders..complete the statement with the truth. Stop lying to yourself man, we all know what's going on nigeria

Anonymous said...

The headline is deceiving

Anonymous said...

Plea for help for my mom to start back her business. Ever since we lost my dad she couldn't pick up back her business. And life has been so difficult for us feeding and taking care of life necessary needs. I don't like the way she stays at home doing nothing so she don't die be4 her time. Each time I look at her I cry inside of me and I can't help out. relatives has turned their back on us even after promising to help when we just lost dad. Plz I need ur help for my mom financially. linda please help me post thank you. God bless and keep you and your family. joanmartins33@yahoo.com

Damilola Abolarin said...

No tribe or race is more important than the other, this is why racism and tribalism still prevails, can you imagine this man saying "After the white man" what does that translate to? that the black man isnt as important?

Bashir Danlami said...

There is wisdom in his thoughts,if only igbos will unite and trust themselves forget about making it by all means and in whatever way. Other parts will come for negotiations.

Anonymous said...

Continue to deceiving yourself that you're an Igbo man. You're a basted, ( Nwa Osu) you don't have a root in Igbo land. Son of dog. Shit eater.

Anonymous said...

Continue to deceiving yourself that you're an Igbo man. You're a basted, ( Nwa Osu) you don't have a root in Igbo land. Son of dog. Shit eater.

affidavit said...

A word is enough for the wise.

Prince lexton said...

All humans are created the same. Gbam

Onah Erochukwu said...

Gbam Gbammer Gbammest! ~Nwa_Nsukka

Anonymous said...

Ezi-Okwu Bu Ndu!

dj banti said...

Godtakeover igbo people

Jenny Kiki said...

Which sate are u, ur sate have not kill before or even u that is talking ur papa no kill b4. Shut up if u don't know what you will type or said. Ewu

Vivian Reginalds said...

very true
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

CORRUPT JUDGE said...

Igbo!
What a useless tribe*
Drug related issues,
Greediness , too much love for money.
I will sentence them to life imprisonment if they bring them to my court

CORRUPT JUDGE said...

Igbo!
What a useless tribe*
Drug related issues,
Greediness , too much love for money.
I will sentence them to life imprisonment if they bring them to my court

Final said...

ofcourse those northerners then were stupid. Equality for all, not racial or ethnic stratification

Anonymous said...

Mister, the man was quoting the northerners. READ and understand before commenting

OSINANL said...

HE COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER... NICE ONE

Anonymous said...

Will u shut up. Ur ancestor went around parading them selves as the most educated. Fools two states in the east bring out more graduates than all ur so called western state . #truth Igbo where already doing business with the Europeans when u guy where still under the ruler ship of Oba of benin... Google oluada quiano an Igbo man. He's house is still in London till date.

Anonymous said...

For A widely read and travelled man he is amazingly dumb. After the white man then Ibos??? Wow! We are all created equal. No race is superior to the other. We all bleed red and die and are buried 6ft. If anything, black people are God's Chosen ones, the true Israelites. This shows that this man is brain washed coon.

Anonymous said...

Actually before the civil war 1967--1970 the easiest way for a northerner to gain social class was to try to marry an igbo lady. Some succeeded for instance general gowon,s first wife was igbo,babangida married an igbi, obasanjo had one at a certain time and several others. Modern youths will never know that igbos were once given the status of white men. But thst history is now forgotten or hidden. Igbos have fallen down,down,down the valley of prestige due to the war.Gowon and ojukwu ruined the igbo race ,Their job is done. A terrible job indeed

Anonymous said...

Na wa o! I think na mi only read his nonsense properly. These igbos are so delusional. No be small thing. Lol

Anonymous said...

State or sate?

Anonymous said...

Did you read this article at all?

Anonymous said...

Did u read the article

gentle said...

Mumu read well before commenting. That's not what he was trying to say. I don't blame you anyways. ..I blame linda for quoting it like that.

Anonymous said...

OGA EKWUEME, EVERYONE IS EQUAL BEFORE "GOD" AND NO PERSON SHOULD BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANOTHER EVEN BEFORE MAN.

Anonymous said...

After the Arabs,it is the Hausa's that are the most important people in the world.

christie benjamin said...

the old man couldn't have said it any better better...

Anonymous said...

Idiot, who told you igbo people kills, that what you people from the Zoo think, Abi..

J.A said...

So who told Baba that white People are the most important to God? This is the shitiest of all shits I have read in my entirely life.

Adanna Elechi said...

Greed divided us
Our elite sold us out

http://adannaelechi.blogspot.com.ng/2016/10/the-power-of-mentorship.html?m=1

Anonymous said...

WHAT KIND OF FUCK SHIT STATEMENT IS THIS FFS?!?! "AFTER THE WHITE MAN.." ?!?!?!?!?

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE AT THE CORRIDORS OF POWER IN THE COUNTRY, OLD, FOOLISH, IDIOTS. Nigeria will only be delivered after a purge happens to clear the old people out .. tired of these recycled ass niggas.

Barnabas said...

At the end came the white man after all other men have been created - Joshua 1, 38 to 39.
Inferiority complex, so Igbo people came after the white man, who came last after every other ones.

Anonymous said...

And this man was vice president of Nigeria?

Anonymous said...

The 1st thing wrong about the analogy is there's nothing divine or spectacular about white people,most invention was from Black-Race ,Despite people like you that sell there heir to slavery believing whites are better than you and the low-self esteem you hold dearly up to your old-age is evident in all the new generation of IGBOS everywhere in the universe How could you justify your RACE being 2nd to some white men.Wrong ANALOGY. ALEX.

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