Popular Nollywood actor, Gideon Okeke has advocated for the abolition of “state of origin” which usually appears in forms or documents of a person’s profile.
According to the actor, abolishing “state of origin” will bring national peace because the term celebrates “Lines, Borders, Race and all”. He says our strength is in our diversity and as such, the term should be void.
The actor taking to his IG page alleged that Nigerians are not willing to let go of the coattails of tribalism, while adding that “commercials and radio Jingles are culpable of passing subliminal messages that are nuanced in ways that make one wonder if there are 3 Nigerians, 187 others or just 1 Nigeria.”
The actor wrote,
One Nigeria ! One Nigeria !!
But We’re not quite willing to let go of the coattails of TRIBALISM.
Even AD commercials/Radio Jingles are culpable of passing subliminal messages that are nuanced in ways that make one wonder if there are :
– 3 Nigerians or
– 187 Others or
– Just 1 Nigeria.
If You still regard your neighbor with these derrogatives :
– Omo-Ibo ,
You might be RACIST. Or sold to BIGOTRY.
There’s a thing or two to learn from a small country called RWANDA.
Imagine a policeman stopping you for routine checks and he pops the question :
” What State are you from”…
Oga !! What purpose does that question really serve?
I’D LOVE TO LEARN FROM YOU TOO.
THOUGHTS ANYONE ?