Date: July 05, 2020, 09:16:53 AM
Miyetti Allah, Oodua, Igbo, others unite for conflict prevention: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
I have TWO feelings about this meeting, and shall express myself using two powerful Igbo proverbs.The first proverb is this: "The Chameleon says that he loves unity so much. That is why he changes colors every time to suit his immediate environment."YES, I LOVE Nigerians working together to live in harmony. I am also always in support of HONEST and GENUINE initiatives to bring about peaceful and harmonious coexistence among Nigerian groups.If we create a peaceful and harmonious country, ALL Nigerians would benefit and be proud of the country.The second proverb is this: "The vulture says that though he knows that he is not 'meat', he still prefers to make his nest on top of the Iroko tree because human beings are not trustworthy."This proverb/advice goes mainly to my Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria who are always quick to forget the past, to be sure that this initiative is not a time-buying strategy by those who want to forcefully settle in parts of Nigeria to which they are not indigenous. A LOT of moves have been made by some groups in Nigeria this year alone to forcefully settle in areas they are not indigenous to. Normally, in countries with more unity, this wouldn't have been a problem.But Nigeria has a history that must not be forgotten. Some of that history is continuing even today.So, my Igbo reps in this meeting should keep the vulture's philosophy in mind to ensure that their home region is safe from all dangers, both current and in future. Onye obuna mulukwa anya o!