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|What Do The Igbos Really Want? by mbhs139(m): 5:43pm On Jul 15, 2017|
I woke to a post by one Humphrey Achor in which my young Igbo friend Chibuzor Dunamis Obele tagged me. He must have known that there was no way I would be able to resist contributing, where numerical figures are being discussed, although these days, I am reluctant discussing the untouchable Igbo. Coming to think of it, how do you teach a group that is only marginally next to God in intelligence, at least in their reckoning. What baffles me is how a group can live a life of perpetual complaints. If they are not talking about Genocide, it is Marginalisation. If it is not about "Biafra", then in recent times, it is Restructuring.
Achor Humphrey, in his post, made strenuous efforts to show how the Igbos are marginalised. Often, he tried to bundle together South-South and South East in a union that I fail to understand. At other times, the grouping was South versus the North. This does not interest me a bit. It was an irritating post to me.
Basically, Achor's comparative study was of the geopolitical zones. He needs to know that the Federating Units in Nigeria are the States. The State Government is the middle tier in governance between the Federal Government at the Top and the Local Government at the Bottom. The Geopolitical Areas represent nothing in the governance of Nigeria. It has no Leader, It has no Capital City, It has no Financial allocations and as of fact not part of the Nigerian Constitution.
Achor should also know that there are six independent Geopolitical Areas in Nigeria. I, therefore, do not understand why Igbo writers often group South East and South South together. South-South is in no way more related to South East than it is, to North West or South West. If the grouping is meant to take us back to the original Regional System, then why not group NE, NC and NW together? Even at that, Edo and Delta States in South South were part of the Western region and not Eastern region. At times I get a feeling that such writers still have their "Biafra" scheme in mind with an intention to colonised South-South the way Ojukwu did in 1967 just for their wealth and arable soil. If not, then they should stop grouping the two zones together. Now, to the Issue.
Politics and Governance are about people. If any meaningful comparison is to be made about representation in the legislature, we shall be taking about how many people are represented by each representative.
The population spread in Nigeria between North and South since 1952 are;
1952 Census, 54.55% North to 45.45% South
1962 Census, 56.77% North to 43.23% South
1963 Census, 53.51% North to 46.49% South
1973 Census, 64.99% North to 35.01% South
1991 Census, 51.85% North to 48.15% South
2006 Census, 53.59% North to 46.41% South
There is a striking similarity between 1963 and 2006 figures. Also fine is that the 1963 figure was conducted when Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe was President of Nigeria and Nwanfor Orizu, another Igbo, President of the Senate. They could not have cheated themselves so, it's safe to adopt the 2006 figures conducted when a Southerner was president. The 2006 Figures have this distribution:
NW with a population of 35.8m=25.6%
SW with a population of 27.6m=19.7%
SS with a population of 21.0m =15.0%
NC with a population of 20.3m=14.5%
NE with a population of 19.0m =13.6%
SE with a population of 16.4m=11.7%
The first complaint Achor Humphrey is that in our House of Representatives of 360 Members of the House of Rep, South has 169 members. This represents 46.9% South and 53.1% North. Are these not the same spread as our population distribution? What then is his problem?
His next complaint is about the spread across the Geopolitical zones where:
NW has 92 Reps which are 25.6%. Compared 25.6%
SW has 71Reps which is 19.7%. Compared with 19.7%
SS has 55 Reps which are 15.3%. Compared with15. 0%
NC has 49 Reps which is 13. 6%. Compared with 14.5%
NE has 48 Reps which are 13.3%. Compared with 13.6%
SE has 43 Reps which are 11.9%. Compared with 11.7%
Abuja has 2 Reps which are 0.6%
TOTAL 360 Reps
Note that if the 0.6% of Abuja is added to 13.6% above, we get 14.2%; Achor, what do you have against this?
At this point, he wondered "The question is, how dare you upstage these people in a vote even if Southeast, South-south and Southwest joined together cannot upstage the North. This made me laugh. When in 1959, Chief Obafemi Awolowo approached Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe for a coalition government with Zik as the Prime Minister, why did he not remember that there was Southern Nigeria? Has there been any political dispensation in this country minus the current one in which the Igbos did not go into a "Government of National Unity" with the North? My friend, we have long gone past that politics. We have also gone past North, East and West Nigeria. Ours is a New Nigeria, where the States are the Federating Units. The earlier you key into this the better.
The next port of call of Achor Humphrey was what he called "Injustice in the allocation of Oil in Nigeria". He presented a falsity that:
North Central receives 20% contributes nothing
North East receives 16% Contributes Nothing
North West receives 21% Contributes Nothing
South West receives 16% Contributes 3.97%.
South East receives 11.00% Contributes 25.07%
The south South receives 15.00% Contributes 70.64%
The Truth, which you may google right now, is:
1st. Akwa Ibom – 504,000 barrels per day
2nd. Delta – 346,000 bpd
3rd. Rivers – 344,000 bpd
4th. Bayelsa – 290,000 bpd
5th. Ondo – 60,000 bpd
6th. Lagos – 40,000 bpd
7th. Edo – 33,000 bpd
8th. Imo – 17, 000 bpd
9th. Abia – 11,000 bpd
From the list above, West Produces 100,000 bpd
I challenge Achor to present his source of the figures. I, however, make bold to say that there are two oil producing States in South east. Abia currently produces 11,000bpd and Imo State produces 17,000bpd making a total of 28,000bpd where Akwa Ibom alone produces 504,000bpd in a total of 1,580,000bpd. The Igbo contribution is paltry 1.75% Even Edo state produces more than the combined SE. May I ask: Do you go out to deliberately deceive your readers or are these genuine errors? Information is so cheap these days. Afford yourself of it.
You may want to ask yourself who produces the Electricity Power in Kainji, Jebba, Egbin etc. that you consume. You think it is from Oji Coal Power Station? What about the Yams, Beans, rice meat? Maybe you should be made to import them. Yet you say, "Contribute Nothing"
INTERNAL REVENUE GENERATION
We all know that the Igbos are very enterprising and must generate much revenue internally from Taxes etc. Maybe that is the area they contribute much. Let us see what the figures from the National Bureau of Statistics has for us for the year June 2015 to May 2016.
SW generated N392.4b
SS generated N185.2b
NW generated N 72.3b
SE generated N 57.2b
NC generated N 50.7b
NE generated N 27.0b
REVENUE ALLOCATIONS; Using 2016 First Quarter Allocation to States
SS got N113.9b
NW got N67.64b
SW got N49.86b
NE got N47.02b
NC got N45.45b
SE got N40.46b
These translate to:
SS: N5, 423/capital
NE: N2, 475/capital
SE: N2, 467/capital
NC: N2, 238/ capital
NW: N1, 889/ capital
SW: N1, 806/capital
You can see that while SE is the third lowest in revenue generation it is the third highest in revenue consumption. Note that in spite of these, by their itinerant nature, they consume not less than 10% of revenues allocated to other states.
We all have the statistics of political appointees of the current Buhari administration.
NW has 51political appointees from 7 states
NC has 47 political appointees from 6 states
NE has 45 political appointees from 6 states
SW has 45 political appointees from 6 states
SS has 45 political appointees from 6 States
SE has 41 political appointees from 5 states
These translate to
1st. SE: 2.50 appointees in a million.
2nd. NE: 2.37 appointees in a million.
3rd. NC: 2.34 appointees in a million.
4th. SS: 2.14 appointees in a million.
5th. SW:1.63 appointees in a million.
6th. NW:1.42 appointees in a million.
SE is highest, The president's zone is lowest and the Vice Presidents zone is second lowest
IGBO STOP MISINFORMING YOUR HIGHLY GULLIBLE MASSES SO THAT PEACE MAY RETURN TO OUR LAND
#Copied, from https://www.facebook.com/igeadeyeye.abdulhammed/posts/10214007357283439
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|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by Nobody: 5:49pm On Jul 15, 2017|
click like if you think that wizkid is greater than Nnamdi kanu.
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|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by Ekiseme(m): 5:50pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Even though I didn't bother to read your write up,
I still believe in one Nigeria,
Most of those guys clamouring for Biafra don't know anything @ all
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|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by LionDeLeo: 5:50pm On Jul 15, 2017|
The whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Give person what he is duly entitled to, no his problem is entitlements of others.
Akwa Ibom from which 70% of oil is being drilled doesn't even make noise, na place wey dey produce 1.7% dey disturbe everybody.
But no problem, water go soon find im level.
Well researched write up.
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|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by Ekiseme(m): 5:52pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Dlordsamurai:you don't have to be pathetic
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by Nobody: 5:56pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Wonderful write up
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by Nobody: 5:58pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Ekiseme:And how am i pathetic? Is wizkid not richer, popular and greater than Nnamdi kanu?
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|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by Ekiseme(m): 6:01pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Dlordsamurai:how is it relevant to what the op is trying to explain?
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by overall90: 6:02pm On Jul 15, 2017|
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by KevinDein: 6:03pm On Jul 15, 2017|
An intelligent, logical post, backed with facts and figures. Op, this isn't the place for intelligence and logic....So away with you
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by Ever8054: 6:03pm On Jul 15, 2017|
bros you try..but next time don't go trough such stress to educate a group of people who claim shuwkwu abiamala created them different from any other person in Nigeria and the world at large... if you like scream words of wisdom directly into the ear of an Igbo man,his ear drum would bounce it back.
sometimes I wonder if a flat shape head does not contain a brain,but park of drugs....honestly the people own tire me...
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by madridguy(m): 6:36pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Brilliant write up.
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by mikeycharles(m): 6:38pm On Jul 15, 2017|
What's this one saying
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by moninuola65: 6:48pm On Jul 15, 2017|
God Almighty bless you, you've done what suppose to be done for your nation and it had been written down in the golden social media book for the incoming generation to see!
Also I said and I maintained if igbo managed to balkanize Nigeria nation today, the incoming generation will fight to push down the Nnamdi kanu "Berlin wall" and merge Nigeria together again!
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by Nobody: 6:58pm On Jul 15, 2017|
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by newbornmacho(m): 7:06pm On Jul 15, 2017|
NNote that in spite of these, by their itinerant nature, they consume not less than 10% of revenues allocated to other states.
I normally wouldn't trade words with semi-educated tribal irredentists playing "researcher" and being clever by half, but when the subterfuge loses subtlety, and naked marketplace dancing starts we owe a duty to posterity to rebuke crass stupidity.
Take a look at the bolded above and understand why I have to break with my tradition and address this drivel of an article. By the twisted logic of the writer evident throughout his piece and exemplified by the excerpt, the Igbo by their itinerant nature consume beyond what is due their south East zone, yet his understanding of internally generated revenue does not factor in millions of Igbo scattered everywhere across the zones working and contributing handsomely to the wealth of these zones.This is not a mistake ! It is a brazen display of igbophobia, couched in pseudo-academic lingo. So, this is writer is not a researcher, or political analyst, or even a Hausa or Yoruba or whatever.
This man is an idiot. Plain and simple.
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by pazienza(m): 7:14pm On Jul 15, 2017|
He is a Yoruba.
They are all over the facebook convulsing on Biafra and Igbo matter like Earthworm on salt.
Innate tribalists hiding behind the veneer of pseudo intellectualism to spill their useless Igbophobia.
I was about highlighting and commenting on that part of his rant before I saw your comment.
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|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by pazienza(m): 7:14pm On Jul 15, 2017|
What the Igbo want.
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by attackgat: 7:14pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Mistake no1- The states are not the federating units of Nigeria, the ethnic nationalities are. States are just the creation of the military
Mistake no 2- Igbo land is not the SE. Igbos are indigenous to Delta, Rivers, Cross River and Benue states. Just in Benue state, indigenous Igbos (The Umueze Okoha people) number over a million.
Mistake no 3 - This erroneous belief that Igbos have much to lose if they leave Nigeria. Lets see what Igbos have lost for being part of Nigeria:
History of Igbos being massacred in Nigeria::--
1945 Jos Riots:- Hundreds of Igbos killed
1953 Kano massacre:- Hundreds of Igbo massacred
July 1966:- Over 300 Igbo officers of the Nigerian Army murdered
1966:- Over 50,000 Igbos, men, women and children massacred all over the North
1967-70:- Over 3 million souls lost in the civil war in the name of 'one Nigeria'
Other situations where Igbos have been killed are:
Kaduna & Kafanchan 1991
Bauchi & Katsina 1991
Maiden Crisis-Setember 2001
Beheading of Gideon Akaluka in December of 1996 in a POLICE STATION in Kano
Saint Moritz killed December 2001
25. Post April 2011 Presidential Election: 10 youth-corps men & women and numerous citizens murdered because a Christian Southerner was elected.
Jos Christmas Eve 2010
Madalla Christmas day 2011
Mubi January 6 2012
This is the cost of "One Nigeria"
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|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by newbornmacho(m): 7:21pm On Jul 15, 2017|
pazienza:My brother the thing tire me.
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|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by kernel505: 7:23pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Assuming your assumption is right that those clamouring for Biafra are stupid, why do you need them?... Since you're wise, what developmental indices has appreciated over the last decade?.
Stop preaching to your enemies, we both don't love each, help your dying Nigeria, against helping your enemy.
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|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by odduduwa: 7:23pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Ekiseme:you ll soon know
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by kernel505: 7:37pm On Jul 15, 2017|
See who's talking.... After a whole West was played into voting an illiterate empty head farmer into presidency, you still have the audacity to talk about gullibility.
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by OreMI22: 7:38pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Igbos want fairness and equity and the ability to control their destiny without their enemies hiding behind the FG to frustrate development in Igboland as part of their continuation of the civil war through the back door.
Igbos will get fairness and equity either through peaceful or other means. It is the choice of the Fulanis to decide.
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by Agumbankembu: 7:55pm On Jul 15, 2017|
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by vanunu: 8:26pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Op u are nothing but a criminal, the South east has less than 6% of all appointments in the buhari regime. Stop spreading false information. The South east produces more crude than u stated, besides, oil will in few years time be very cheap, that it will not bring much to Nigeria again.
Don't kill yourself because of igbo matter, because the don't even no that you are existing.
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by Ekiseme(m): 8:35pm On Jul 15, 2017|
kernel505:I am Igbo, so I know what I am saying
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by omobabalawo: 8:50pm On Jul 15, 2017|
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by MediumStout(m): 9:50pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Biafra will never come in Jesus name
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by kernel505: 9:52pm On Jul 15, 2017|
Brother...if you don't have enough information about stuff, don't assume other don't.
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by vedaxcool(m): 8:04pm On Jul 18, 2017|
They can't even offer a decent rebuttal. ... what a shame only to be shouting zoo like citizens of evil forest republic
|Re: What Do The Igbos Really Want? by sheyman2000: 9:43pm On Nov 28, 2018|
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