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It is extremely ungrateful to accuse the Lagos State Government of demolishing your houses because you are Igbo – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has said it is extremely ungrateful for anyone to accuse the Lagos State Government of demolishing their houses just because they are Igbos.

Last week, several palatial houses in various estates within the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area were pulled down by officials of the Federal Housing Authority for allegedly contravening housing and development regulations. Some residents of the area alleged that their houses were demolished because they are of the Igbo ethnic group.


In a post shared on his Instagram page this afternoon, Reno said that Lagos state has over the years, employed Igbos into its civil service. He shared a letter from the Anambra state government calling for applications of job seekers and it was clearly stated that only Anambra indigenes are to apply. Reno asked if this has ever happened in Lagos state.

He wrote;

‘’It is extremely ungrateful to accuse the Lagos State Government of demolishing your houses because you are Igbo. Do you know how many Igbos are employed by the Lagos State Civil Service Commission? Thousands! Has any of them been sacked? In the Southeast, some Igbo states sacked fellow Igbos as civil servants because they come from a neighbouring Igbo state. Has that ever happened in Lagos? Two months ago, Anambra State advertised civil service jobs and asked non indigenes not to bother applying. Had that ever occurred in Lagos? Do you know how easy it would be for the Lagos State Government to replicate what Anambra did? There are over 50 Igbos elected or appointed as Commissioners, Representatives, Assemblymen and women and LGA Chairmen in Lagos. Throughout the Southeast how many Lagosians, or people of Southwest or Northern origin are elected or appointed into government or the civil service? Yet, you are falsely accusing this same Lagos of demolishing your illegal structures because of your ethnicity. What a calamity!”

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