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Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ojukwu and Cyprain Ekwensi Are Northerners----Niger State Governor Says.

Nnamdi Azikiwe.
The Governor of Niger State, Mr. Abubakar Sani Bello has blown Nigerians away with his revelation that Nigeria’s first President, Dr. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, 1904, Biafran warlord, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu 1933 and Renown writer and novelist, Sir Cyprain Ekwensi, 1921 are all indigenes of Northern Nigeria.

This the governor said during the 5th anniversary lecture of Nigeria’s number one online newspaper, News Express at the Sheraton Hotels in Lagos with the topic, “National Unity and the Restructuring Debate – A Governor’s Perspective
Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Shocking as this revelation sounded to majority of the people in the audience, the governor, represented by his Chief Press Secretary, Mallam Jubrin Ndace stated without mincing words that these three distinguished Nigerian are first of all Northerners before becoming Nigerian or even from the Igbo extraction by virtue of their being born in Zungeru, Niger State.

According to the governor, the great Zik of Africa, Ojukwu and Sir Cyprian Ekwensi are my brothers, though all dead, but still remain my brother because no one can erase their history and places of birth, either dead or alive, they remain my brother, especially when the constitution says that about us.
Cyprian Ekwensi.
So, there is no need to separate or call for sesession, what restucturing should mean to me is the fact that every region in this country is catered for and resources evenly distributed, so, the clamour for us to divide Nigeria won’t stand.

Nobody according to the governor chooses where he or she is born and for these front-line Nigerians from Igboland to have been born in Niger State means we all should remain one indivisible Nigeria, facing our challenges headlong and overcoming them as a group with one heart and if our grievances are well articulated through the best means available, which is proper dialogue, we will surmount these challenges while remaining as ONE NIGERIA

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