THE IGBO TRIBE AND ITS FEAR OF EXTINCTION By Chime Eze

 The Igbo tribe is in a serious problem and danger of extinction for the following reasons; 50% of Igbos are born outside Igbo land. Meaning that those children are not likely to live and work in Igbo land and cannot speak Igbo language but foreign language (Yoruba, Hausa, French, English). 40% of Igbos girls between the age of 25 & 45 are single with no hope of marriage because 35% of Igbo boys live overseas and they have all married white ladies. 75% of Igbo youths leave Igbo land every year in search of opportunities in Yoruba, Hausa land or overseas. 85 % of Igbos have family houses and own investments outside Igbo land. They strongly believe in one Nigeria but failed to know that NO Yoruba or Hausa man has a family house or investment in Igbo land. Igbos are the only people who believe that living outside their land is an achievement. Igbos are the only tribe that celebrate their tradition outside their land e.g. Eze Ndi Igbo, Igbo Village in America and this is because they have family homes in foreign lands. Igbos have failed to know that the children you have outside Igbo land especially overseas will never thought of living in Igbo land. So what happens to the properties you are building for them when you are gone? Igbos are the only tribe who see their land as a place to visit or a tourist site than a place to work and live. Igbos are the only tribe who instead of promoting and appreciating their culture through movies and documentaries they have sought to ridicule it by portraying rituals, killings, wickedness, love for money and other social vices which were not originally inherent in our culture thereby cursing more harm than actually promoting their culture. Igbos are the only people who without hesitation believe their history and description when it is told or written by an enemy or a foreigner. E.g. that you do not love yourselves or that you love money. Igbos are the ONLY largest tribe on earth who fought for their independence and failed to achieve their freedom after 40 years. Igbos are the only tribe who fails to honour their brave heroes and heroines especially the innocent children starved to death during the Biafran war. Igbos are the only tribe who embraced their enemy after a bloody civil war and subsequently become slaves. Igbos do not find it necessary to teach their own version of history to their children. Igbos fight for marginalisation in Nigeria but has no collective strength or teeth to bite. Igbos how long are you going to fight for your relevance in Nigeria? How long are you going to fight for a functional airport, rail networks and other structural establishments that underpin sustainable development? How long are you prepared to wait for your enemy to guide you to your destiny? Oh Igbos! Where are your leaders? Unfortunately, none of them live and work in Igbo land. If you wish to save the future of your children, your identity, your generation and your race then you need freedom and that freedom is Biafra.

Ukpana Okpoko gburu bu nti chiri ya!