Why The Igbos Are Not Allowed To Share Lagos State With Yorubas- Femi Fani Kayod

Published 6 years ago by: Ajayi Oluremi
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at 06:09 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)

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Permit me to make my second and final contribution to the raging debate about Lagos, who owns it and the seemingly endless tensions that exist between the igbo and the yoruba. It is amazing how one or two of the numerous nationalities that make up Nigeria secretly wish that they were yoruba and consistently lay claim to Lagos as being partly theirs. Have they forgotten where they came from? I have never heard of a yoruba wanting to give the impression to the world that he is an igbo, an ijaw, an efik or a hausa-fulani or claiming that he is a co-owner of Port Harcourt, Enugu, Calabar, Kano or Kaduna. Yet more often than not some of those that are not of yoruba extraction but that have lived in Lagos for some part of their lives have tried to claim that they are bona fide Lagosians and honorary members of the yoruba race. Clearly it is time for us to answer the nationality question. These matters have to be settled once and for all.


Lagos and the south west are the land and the patrimony of the yoruba and we will not allow anyone, no matter how fond of them we may be, to take it away from us or share it with us in the name of ''being nice'', ''patriotism'', ''one Nigeria'' or anything else. The day that the yoruba are allowed to lay claim to exactly the same rights and privilages that the indegenous people in non-yoruba states and zones enjoy and the day they can operate freely and become commissioners and governors in the Niger Delta states, the north, the Middle Belt and the south-east we may reconsider our position. But up until then we shall not do so. Lagos is not a ''no-man's land'' but the land and heritage of the yoruba people. Others should not try to claim what is not theirs.

I am not involved in this debate for fun or for political gain and I am not participating in it to play politics but rather to speak the truth, to present the relevant historical facts to those that wish to learn and to educate the uninformed. That is why I write without fear or favour and that is why I intend to be thoroughly candid and brutally frank in this essay. And I am not too concerned or worried about what anyone may think or how they may feel about what I am about to say because I am a servant of truth and the truth must be told no matter how bitter it is and no matter whose ox is gored. That truth is as follows.

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udenzeu at 06:32 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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So he can be such a disgusting fellow? How many yorubas are living in those states he mentioned? Igbos are more than 40% of Lagos population and thus, must be fully involved in the administration of Lagos. Fool......I dont even blame u sha. If FG can listen to the Igbos and build a seaport @ Onitsha, will u have the audacity to say this balderdash
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holluomo at 06:41 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin@Udeuze.......Pretty funny! U are ANGRY. Grin  Grin Grin Grin But the guyz claims are fact now.......loll. Opeee oooo, am from the yoruba race. Just be prepared, one day soon, U'll need VISA to enter lasgidi ooo. Lol Grin
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beubaba at 07:02 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: holluomo on 06:41 PM,  8/08/2013
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin@Udeuze.......Pretty funny! U are ANGRY. Grin  Grin Grin Grin But the guyz claims are fact now.......loll. Opeee oooo, am from the yoruba race. Just be prepared, one day soon, U'll need VISA to enter lasgidi ooo. Lol Grin
hahahahahahahahahahahaha
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merion at 07:09 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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noted
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ThoRam at 07:13 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Very interesting. Thanks!!  
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youngrashy at 07:13 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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I see
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Yinkus86 at 07:22 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Lagos state is for yoruba ppl not igbos just thank dis we would av deported them all.dat mumu that said 40 percent of lagos population is igbo,is the whole of south east bigger than three south west states,know ur state biko


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paulohking at 07:40 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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well said Mr Kayode, igbos shouldnt take our generosity for granted o, Lagos is ours and ours alone.... if you want seaport to be built in onisha wetin come be ma own Roll Eyes ? work towards it man.... "oko kii je ti baba ati Omo ko ma ni ala" (meaning: even if father & his sons owns a farmland, there must be boundary) shikenna!
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paulohking at 07:44 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: udenzeu on 06:32 PM,  8/08/2013
So he can be such a disgusting fellow? How many yorubas are living in those states he mentioned? Igbos are more than 40% of Lagos population and thus, must be fully involved in the administration of Lagos. Fool......I dont even blame u sha. If FG can listen to the Igbos and build a seaport @ Onitsha, will u have the audacity to say this balderdash

Nna ehn, na vex u vex like dis Roll Eyes?   take heart and face reality, Lagos state belongs to Yoruba.
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deway1 at 07:59 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: udenzeu on 06:32 PM,  8/08/2013
So he can be such a disgusting fellow? How many yorubas are living in those states he mentioned? Igbos are more than 40% of Lagos population and thus, must be fully involved in the administration of Lagos. Fool......I dont even blame u sha. If FG can listen to the Igbos and build a seaport @ Onitsha, will u have the audacity to say this balderdash
Man, you are idiot, you igbo people should thank your star that there is Lagos, lot of igbo people made their wealth in Lagos, i could assure you that Lagos is just like Europe to many states, don't you watch it in movies igbo man jubilation whenever he had a chance of going to lagos
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emaakin at 08:29 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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LAGOS NO BE MEGA CITY NA . WETIN UNA DEY FIGHT FOR .. THEM DEY CARRY LAND GOOO... YORUBA PEOPLE MAKE UNA WAKE UP.. FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
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emaakin at 08:33 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: paulohking on 07:40 PM,  8/08/2013
well said Mr Kayode, igbos shouldnt take our generosity for granted o, Lagos is ours and ours alone.... if you want seaport to be built in onisha wetin come be ma own Roll Eyes ? work towards it man.... "oko kii je ti baba ati Omo ko ma ni ala" (meaning: even if father & his sons owns a farmland, there must be boundary) shikenna!
GUY YOU BE FOOOL OOOO... THEM DEY CARRY LAND GOO ..ABI ?.
LAGOS NA NO MAN'S LAND. NO BE ONLY IGBO PEOPLE GET HOUSES FOR LAGOS. LAGOS NO BE MEGA CITY UNA DEY FIGHT FOR DARKNESS.... FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
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oceaniccom at 08:42 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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hmmm
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escapedprince at 08:43 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: deway1 on 07:59 PM,  8/08/2013
Man, you are idiot, you igbo people should thank your star that there is Lagos, lot of igbo people made their wealth in Lagos, i could assure you that Lagos is just like Europe to many states, don't you watch it in movies igbo man jubilation whenever he had a chance of going to lagos
Dude. You're veritably dense, for you to regard as equivalent, what you see in the movies and what is truly happening in real live !!![/color
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Swtezvikky at 08:47 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Are u serious
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pfavor at 08:50 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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I am not an Ibo but this truly exposes the narrow understanding Femi Fani Kayod and other Yoruba's with the claim of Lagos. Dear Femi Fani Kayod, you claim to be literate yet failed to understand the Nigeria landscape residential constitutional right that endorses the right of every citizen to have full participation and exercise of right even in politics  after a period of stay in any city, state of his or her settlement within Nigeria.

Under this right, I am sure was a luring factor that made the Ibo's to be precised, to invest heavily to the infrastructural development of Lagos. The first question you should have asked yourself before airing your ranting about Yoruba becoming a governor elsewhere or what have you is, can you mention any Yoruba who have invested and contributed much outside south west? The south west belong to the Yoruba's without a doubt but don't put it as though the presence of others are not benefiting us as it has been expressed by Fashola's character and even from your write up. Nigeria is an open country, everyone can live where he or she chooses but if you are afraid to leave your comfort zone don't kill those who have the daring mind to do so.

God bless us all and God bless Nigeria
  
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emaakin at 08:50 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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LAGOS NA STATE ., NO BE COUNTRY . SO EVERY NIGERIA GET RIGHT TO BUY ANY HOUSE AND DO ANYHOW .. YORUBA'S DEY OTHER STATES .. YORUBA MAKE UNA FIGHT MAKE THEM DIVIDE NIGERIA , SO BE TO DEY DO MOUTH..   MANY EDO AND HAUSA GET BETTER PROPERTY FOR LAGOS.. YORUBA UNA BE SLAVE ..FOR UNA SO CALLED LAND.. WAKE UP..
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tippa at 08:52 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: deway1 on 07:59 PM,  8/08/2013
Man, you are idiot, you igbo people should thank your star that there is Lagos, lot of igbo people made their wealth in Lagos, i could assure you that Lagos is just like Europe to many states, don't you watch it in movies igbo man jubilation whenever he had a chance of going to lagos
the sources & resources that was used to develop ur lagos came from igbo land, igbo still commands 70% of ur revenue. desist from mental slavery.
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ivygal at 09:09 PM, 8/08/2013 (6 years ago)
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Haaa...na igbos made lagos wat it is.y r they bothered ,huh?. Na wa ooh.
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