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Igbos are “the most truthful, committed, and trustworthy people but often misunderstood in the country” – Gov. Okorocha

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Pic.4. Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo (L) welcoming the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.Tukur Buratai when the Army chief led other officers on a courtesy call on the governor at the Government House in Owerri on Monday, over the 2016 Chief of Army Staff’s Conference taking place in Owerri soon. 8886/6/12/2016/Chidi Opara/BJO/NAN

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo (L) welcoming the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.Tukur Buratai when the Army chief led other officers on a courtesy call on the governor at the Government House in Owerri on Monday, over the 2016 Chief of Army Staff’ Conference taking place in Owerri soon.
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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo, on Monday described the Igbos as “the most truthful, committed and trustworthy people but often misunderstood in the country.’’

Speaking when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the Government House, Owerri, Okorocha said that Imo had witnessed tremendous progress under his leadership.

He described Imo as as “one of the safest states’’ in Nigeria, where there was no more kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and baby factory syndrome.

He attributed the relative peace and security in the state to the efforts of the security agencies, especially the Nigerian army.

He commended the military for the successes being recorded in the fight against insurgency and terrorism in the North East.

He noted that such successes had not being achieved in Syria and other parts of the world battling terrorism.

Okorocha also commended the army for the “Exercise Crocodile Smile” and newly introduced “Exercise Python Dance” in the South-South and South-East zone.

He urged the security agencies to do whatever they could to secure the pipelines to enable free flow of oil to generate revenue for the nation.

He promised to continue to support the army.

Earlier, Buratai told the governor that he was in the state for the 2016 Chief of Army Staff Conference.

He told the governor that “Python Dance” was a training exercise to update troops in the South- East on the rudiments and basics of their job.

Buratai said that during the conference the army would offer free medical services to the people of the state.

Pic.3. Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo (Front Row, 8th, L); the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen.Tukur Buratai (Front Row, 7th, L); and officials of the Army, Police and the state Government, when the Army chief led other officers on a courtesy call on the governor at the Government House in Owerri on Monday, over the 2016 Chief of Army Staff’s Conference taking place in Owerri soon. 8885/6/12/2016/Chidi Opara/BJO/NAN

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo (Front Row, 8th, L); the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen.Tukur Buratai (Front Row, 7th, L); and officials of the Army, Police and the state Government, when the Army chief led other officers on a courtesy call on the governor at the Government House in Owerri on Monday, over the 2016 Chief of Army Staff’ Conference taking place in Owerri soon. 8885/6/12/2016/Chidi Opara/BJO/NAN

 

 

19 Comments

  1. Anon

    December 5, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Okorocha and his sweet mouth…

    • mujer

      December 6, 2016 at 2:17 am

      yup. they are misunderstood because nobody can understand why they have clowns like you ruling over villages upon villages of people with advanced degrees. It defies common sense.

  2. Lol

    December 5, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    This is perfect for that not really meme trending all over twitter

  3. NG

    December 5, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Misunderstood, why? My take is that if there is any misunderstanding, it’s either due to deliberate mischief, i.e., hiding other motives or an insistence that all the trees in the forest must be one tree type. Diversity is strength. Insisting that unless I share your perspectives/attitudes and views on circumstances and events, I am contrary,, is the height of intolerance.

    Take the view that Ndigbo cannot play successfully in politics because they do not subscribe wholesale to ‘The Leader’ and ‘The Led’ disposition of other people groups in Nigeria. This should not be a problem, if merit and objectivity hold sway. If the system is allowed to be what people only idealise about i.e. doing away with ‘godfatherism,’ why do I need a leader I will kowtow to? Why can’t I play as an equal with other great minds in our politics? What do I need a clannish leader for?

    Ndigbo care about merit, objectivity, personal industry and their philosophy is …let the Eagle perch and let the kite perch, whichever says no to the other, let its wings break!

    It is unfortunate that after the defeat suffered in the civil war, Ndigbo were mercilessly dealt with by the Nigerian nation. Denied headroom in government and the corporate world where they had held sway before, they became like strangers in their country till date, with the result that scarcity became the norm of their environment. The consequence was fight for survival… brother against brother…each to himself and for himself and non for the other. Thus many Ngbo became denatured, the greatest destructive weapon successfully unleashed on them by their conquerors.

    Ndigbo must talk to themselves on how to recover. The right conversation has not started yet. It must first be an internal communication, one directed at truly understanding how the water got into the ugbogiri fruit. How Ndigbo was defeated in war and allowed their natural inclinations to be re-defined insidiously by circumstances dictated by the victors without much of a fight. Not much of a fight, until maybe now.

    • goodgirl

      December 5, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      did you cut and paste this ??or just thought up this epistle after reading this ….na wa

    • EE

      December 6, 2016 at 2:05 am

      Lack of ambition.

      Hausa is as likely to be an Igbo man’s second language as English. The voting masses of the North are impoverished and living in want while their leaders break bank. I say steal their constituents from under their nose.

      It takes strategy, bravery, forbearance and certainly a few sacrifices, but convincing the Northerners to vote for an Igbo man certainly beats this mixture of defiance and pandering that seems the norm now.

  4. keke driver

    December 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    And I really liked this Okorocha guy o….Nigerian politics is a bad thing o, see Adams Oshiomhole and this big bellied nuisance…I frankly didn’t bother reading cos it would have a been a total waste of my time….Oniranu oshi, Oni jekuje.

  5. Bowl

    December 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Okorocha, Abeg go and sit down.Meanwhile thanks England for the expose!

  6. Bowl

    December 5, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I meant ,thanks NG

  7. Blessing

    December 5, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Igbo kwenu! lol….

  8. Darius

    December 5, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I love Igbo people, but I have to disagree with Okorocha. I love their doggedness, resilience and determination. But truthful and honest??????????????? I served in Enugu so I know what I’m saying.

    • aj

      December 6, 2016 at 12:11 am

      lol I agree!

  9. Tee

    December 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Ani e wibe. All the people they gave 100% support to say otherwise like FK, Chief Fayose, Madam piss, Alison Madueke, Abati, Okupe, to mention a few. I think I should say they support all their own especially criminals and the Yorubas that hate who they hate. Awon elenu mewa over to you. Lol @misunderstood, like say na only dem waka come the obdo Nigeria. Other minorities no be human se. Hmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!

  10. HannH

    December 5, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Truthful????? Oh. I am here for the comments

  11. HannH

    December 5, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Personally speaking I have had experiences with Igbo people. Safe to say that I got burnt and now I know.

    Such is life

  12. jcoker

    December 6, 2016 at 8:48 am

    medicine after death …ok we have heard you

  13. seyi

    December 6, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Truthful? Honest? Wow, I love this prophecy!!??

  14. IntelliJ

    December 6, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Generalization is wrong, no matter how it is phrased. There are good and bad people every where, in every tribe and race.

  15. Nunulicious

    December 6, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Hardworking, yes. Resourceful, yes. But most truthful and trustworthy? Mba, mba.
    No tribe in Nigeria can boast of being that, in those days they used to say the northerners were the most honest group but now, the nation Nigeris is a mess. The system doesn’t even allow you to be honest!
    Meanwhile, folks from the south East need to get their act together and produce a candidate in 2019. It’s about time!

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