My 72-year-old mother, widowed since 1976, has not received her pension from the Kogi state government for over a year now (we have, let me confess, lost count of the months).
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 Separatists contend that since the Biafra War, the Igbo, one of the country’s three major ethnic groups, have been marginalised.
They note that no Igbo has been elected to lead the country since Nnamdi Azikiwe’s ceremonial presidency in the 1960s or to be vice president since Alex Ekwueme (1979 to 1983). The only Igbo head of state in this period, Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, was killed after only seven months.
The starting point of any response is to understand the agitation’s roots.
They include political and economic grievances, a deep sense of collective victimisation among the Igbo, and the failure of south east politicians to provide good governance and development.
In other news, the Kogi government has just spent about N12 million on newspaper advertising to “debunk” a claim made by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu on the constitutional provision for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, the bosom-friend-turned-bitter-foe of Governor Yahaya Bello.
From the feedback I am getting from home, a lot of money was distributed to get voters to sign up for the recall. Pardon my naivety, but whenever I hear millions and billions, I always think about potholes and boreholes.
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