How Igbos Were Once In Control Of Nigeria
BUT DO YOU KNOW?
In the past, Igbos were pioneers on top very important positions in Nigeria.
The first and the only indigenous Governor–General of Nigeria – Igbo (Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe) (1960–1963).
First President of Nigeria – Igbo, (Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe) (1963-1966).
First Military Head of State of Nigeria – Igbo, (Gen. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi) (1966).
First Nigerian Senate President – Igbo, (Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe) (1960).
First democratically elected Vice President of Nigeria – Igbo, (Dr Alex Egwueme) (1979-1983).
First Nigerian House of Representatives speaker – Igbo, (Jaja Nwachukwu) (1959-1960).
First Nigerian House of Representatives speaker under the presidential system – Igbo, (Chief Edwin Ume-Ezeoke) (1979-1983)
First general in Nigerian army – Igbo, (Gen. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi) (1966).
The complain of marginalization was virtually absent then.
So what has actually gone wrong now?
It is the prayer of many Nigerians for a progressive, united and balanced country without any form of segregation, discrimination or marginalization.