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Omokri to Igbos: Your race is the pride of Black Africa, don’t beg because of Coronavirus lockdown
The author of one the best selling Nuggets on international Bookshops, Reno Omokri has called on Igbos to be careful to avoid losing their ancient values in the name of alms begging.
The former media aide to Goodluck Jonathan who shared on his official Facebook page on Thursday late evening noted that the people of the South East region are known as Pride of Black Africa.
Omokri advised the young offspring to go back to history, consult their elders to confirm that Igbos are publicly disciplined when sighted begging from an outsider, noting that it has never been part of Igbo culture.
He noted that the present situation of Coronavirus lockdown may be tough but should not be a reason to lose the ancient values known for, adding that after the civil war between Nigeria and Biafrans in 1967 – 1970 Igbos returned broke but was surprised they could not resort to begging.
Narrating further, the founder of the multi-project, ‘Build Up Nigeria’ said the forefathers resorted to trading to work their way out of inflicted poverty melted against them during the war and in turn the reason “Nnewi has the highest number of millionaires per square mile in Africa” today.
This is coming barely a week that Reno Omokri, who is also a Pastor and Lawyer recently disbursed 1.5 million Naira through his social pages to Nigerians.
According to him, N500,000 was volunteered by Apostle Johnson Suleman of the Omega Power Ministry and N1,000,000 from his account disbursed to both his and Suleman’s social media followers.