Lagos Govt Speaks on Abolishing All Eze Ndigbo Titles after Igbo Leader Threatened to Invite IPOB
- The Lagos State government has denied rumours of abolishing all Eze Ndigbo titles in the state, calling them an "April fool" prank
- This came after the arrest of Eze Ndigbo, Ajao Estate, who had called for an invasion of IPOB into Lagos to protect Igbo properties
- The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, debunked the reports, stating that they should be ignored
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Lagos, Nigeria - The Lagos State government has refuted reports circulating on social media that it has abolished all Eze Ndigbo titles in the state.
The reports were described as an "April fool" prank.
The clarification was made following the arrest of Eze Ndigbo, Ajao Estate, after he released a video calling for an invasion of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) into Lagos to protect Igbo properties.
IPOB has been designated as a terrorist group after being proscribed by a court.
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The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, debunked the reports, stating that they were false and should be ignored "now", Vanguard reported.
@ObinnaObianyido said on Twitter:
"They have no such power to ban cultural activities and associations."
"They should abolish all of them, please. We don't see any benefit it adds to any genuine Igbo man. It's either it is for their personal gains or for the benefit of those that issue them the certificate.
"We don't need Eze outside Igbo land."
"Eze Ndigbo titles in Lagos are illegal and are not accepted in Igbo land."
“Don’t obey sit-at-home order”: Former presidential aspirant tells Igbos in Lagos, other places
In another report, a former presidential aspirant under the flagship of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Charles Udeogaranya, urged Igbo residents all over Nigeria to resist IPOB's sit-at-home order in Lagos.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo chieftain made this call via a statement on Wednesday, March 29.
Udeogaranya was responding to a tweet by Simon Ekpa, the self-styled ally of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who gave out the directives due to the reported cases of attack on Igbo people in Lagos state during the just-concluded gubernatorial polls.