Adeyinka: The Igbo Have No Human Capital & Oil Wealth: All They Bring into Lagos Are Organized Crime, Illegal Drugs & Inferior Imported Goods–Says Adeyinka Grandson of YYF New York[RR]Lagos-Abuja–This provocative video is just one of the series produced in recent times by a Yoruba irredentist youth group which calls itself the Young Youba for […]
Adeyinka: The Igbo Have No Human Capital & Oil Wealth: All They Bring into Lagos Are Organized Crime, Illegal Drugs & Inferior Imported Goods–Says Adeyinka Grandson of YYF
New York[RR]Lagos-Abuja–This provocative video is just one of the series produced in recent times by a Yoruba irredentist youth group which calls itself the Young Youba for Freedom (YYF). The video is targeted at slamming the Igbo ethnic nationality in general, and the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndiigbo, in particular. Apparently, the YYF spokesperson, Adeyinka Grandson, was responding to a public statement purportedly made by Chief Nnia Nwodo which claimed that the Igbo business elite corps own as much as 40% of the real estate property development in the Lagos metropolis. The YYF dismisses the Ohanaeze boss’ assertion as totally false. The spokesperson asserts that whatever the Igbo may have acquired in Lagos, which is claimed to be a bona fide Yoruba ancestral land, were obtained through their engagement in organized crime, peddling of illegal drugs and flooding of Yoruba land with inferior imported goods.
The YYF Adeyinka Grandson went to a great extent to reference the British immigration policies for handling potential visitors from some oil-producing Arab countries, China, India and Western Europe. Visa applicants to the UK from these countries are readily welcome because the visitors are expected to bring in and add new wealth and specialized valuable services leveraged from their home nations into the UK economy. The Igbo who prefer to migrate into Yoruba land, of which Lagos is part, supposedly have neither investment capital nor valuable services to bring into their host tribal nations’ space. These comparisons befuddle the mind since the Yoruba and Ndiigbo share the same unitary Nigerian geopolitical space. Rather than dissipate so much effort comparing apples and oranges, why does the Yoruba nation not restrict Igbo mass migration into Lagos and rest of Yoruba land by denying them entry visas, one might ask? If this cannot be done in unitary Nigeria, then the YYF comparisons are a waste of time and are thus inconsequential.
The Igbo say that whoever eat the ram’s testis shall remain eternally indebted to hydrocele testis (ibi/swollen scrotum). The Yoruba leadership elite had willfully eaten the ram’s testes when they colluded with hegemons of unitary Nigeria to impoverish Ndiigbo in the post-war era through property seizure (Abandoned Properties Decree), seizure of financial assets (£20 saga), Indigenization of foreign-own concerns and of course, the total shuttering of the Nigerian Eastern Economic Corridor (NEEC) for the past half-century or longer. Coming to Lagos was never the first choice for Ndiigbo. We first sought access to the international maritime trade route via Port Harcourt in the post-war period. It was when this was denied through officialdom that the Igbo entrepreneurial lite read the handwriting on the wall and then made their move to Lagos and elsewhere around the country. The Igbo are a proud culture and shall do just fine when the principle of self-determination is universally adopted by all the constituents of Nigeria, including the Yoruba.