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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Ekwueme Says Progress Will Only Be Restored When Igbos Trust Themselves..

Elder statesman and Second Republic Vice president, Dr. Alex Ekwueme has affirmed that the Igbo people of Nigeria are the second most important people created by God after the ‘white men’.



According to him, though the people occupy a special place in the heart of God, they find it difficult to trust themselves.
He said until the trust is restored, there won’t be progress in the land.


Ekwueme, spoke at the traders’ summit at Amaokpala in Orumba Norht local government area of the state.

He recalled that Igbos were strongly united before and immediately after Nigerian Independence and wondered what went wrong over the years, considering what is currently happening in the Igbo –speaking states of the country.
He said: “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.


“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.”


While the former vice president appreciated the efforts of Igbo traders engaged in import business, he advised them to pay more attention to areas that would enhance export, arguing that it was by so doing that they would be in a position to withstand the uncertainties in the foreign exchange trade.

President of Anambra Consensus Project, Dr. Emeka Eze explained that the organization was committed to promoting Igbo ideology, as well as oneness of the Igbo and a unified direction of Igbo growth and development.
Ekwueme had recently called on the federal government to restructure Nigeria.

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*Advice coming from an igbo elder statesman!

36 comments:

Beloved said...

Vision 2050

LUCILE COCONUT OIL ABUJA 07059605320 Pin- 2BC6235E said...

Waoh,i love this man's charisma

code009 said...

This is so correct. In fact this man is a wise man. Igbo don't trust themselves and the derive pleasure in bringing themselves down.

Lizzy Berry said...

Abi.....bitter truth,,,, no trust at all,,,, 'Anambra is better, Imo is the best, ebonyi no b Igbo' and blabla....Biafra indeed and in truth

white Berry said...

The igbo's are still very well united. I love their co-operation but I don't know that of after white man is the igbo man

lagos babe said...

For an Igbo man to become the president of Nigeria will take years that is if it can even happen throughout Nigeria existence.

School Life said...

If this is the only way by which progress could be restored then, I don't think it will be restored... Igbos don't really seem to trust themselves.

DonMayor said...

May you live long Sir. Hope the rats forming blog queen and the rest will learn some lesson here, coming from the real igbo man we all know.

NGALANGA said...

He's so right. Even here in calabar most of the shops and businesses are owned by Igbo people,when we went for project monitoring inside cross River state Omo I heard some shop owners speaking Igbo language, I was like even inside here?he's right, we don't trust ourselves.God bless the Igbo race, God bless Nigeria.

Giselle Lawrence said...

Very true. Igbo kwanu!

peace maker said...

Good for him

zion baby said...

United you said??
Story!!
Go to any government ministry an Igbo man is the D.G and you happens to speak Igbo to him. That's where you lost the job.

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

The igbos of yesterday are no longer the igbos of today...
This Vuharia's government have opened our eyes!...
We are as united as ever now!...
Nigeria will not move forward if we are still together...
Vuharia free the igbos!...
Biafra must come to pass!..

Jenny zee said...

So white men are more important than blacks

calabar chick said...

Wise words

Stella maris Baby said...

So on point..

5" 9height,curvaceous black beauty said...

O shut up!!! Begging don eat your brain finish,,, see the nonsense wey u write.mtchewwww....

MrsB said...

I love this man. So distinguished and brilliant. I can't count how many times I've heard Ibos say 'Imo girls are this' 'Anambras are wicked' 'Those ones are not real Igbos they only settled there'

Mao Akuh said...

Brothers and sisters disagree so?

We will get there soon.

Adadioramma said...

Weldone sir. God bless and keep you.

Alloy Chikezie said...

Wisdom...

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IJAY said...

Well said Ekwueme, may Igbo's be united as always

pixiedust said...

Abi o! So now u agree that God created white man better than you people. Tell me why we won't still have racists attacking . SMH...

Obi's Jewel said...

Linda kwo eziokwu.. igbos don't trust themselves. That is why biafra will never work until they unite.

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Onpoint message though no doubt....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

What has d black man invented? Phones? Drugs? Planes? Medical equipments? Medical breakthroughs? Intelligent lecturers where taught by who? Why do we go to their land to school?

usani osim said...

well, I've always seen the igbos as the most united tribe ; the very much 'kparakpo' meetings every Sunday within lagos explains it all..........the problem thus dwells within the igbo elites who ahve never been united ;even from the Ojukwu times , the likes of zik never supported the idea for biafra . Oga Ekweme being very correct should however be more specific

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Rukky's cakes @rukky_cakes said...

Very true, one of the reasons bia whatever won't succeed.

Starjoy said...

Well said! Igbo kwenu

Chuks Bruno said...

He can't be far from the truth the Igbos aren't united...you can't got an office and greet a man in Yoruba or Hausa that you won't get what you came for? But the igbos if you speak the dialect the man will be speaking English for u

Push up said...

What is he saying, is his family United, oga how have your helped your other children. First of all fix your family before you speak of unity sir.

Anonymous said...

That unity is really far from them. No one wants to submit. They all want to be boss. And their thick culture and traditions works against them. Tend to be rigid

Anonymous said...

Ekuweme should start by rearranging his home before preferring advise to the Nation.
His son Chike Ekwueme is an evil evil person whose father's supposed reform has done nothing for.

The Ekwueme family has nothing to offer the Igbo people.

Baba For The Broads said...

True!

Broomstick said...

Couldn't respond earlier. I think you went to the spare parts market in calabar cos I can boldly tell you that the shop owners in calabar that are Igbo are not up to 50% here. I have done a fiscal survey and advocacy here and have evidence to support my point. Exaggerate less

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