In honour of the late Ikemba Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu…

As a mark of respect to the late Ikemba Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, IMO STATE BLOG will dedicate the entire week solely to articles  centered on his life and legacy.

It is quite shameful that not many of our youth today are aware of the role played by  the late Ikemba, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu in our history today. Ask any Yoruba person about Obafemi Awolowo and they will be glad to tell you his story. Likewise the Hausa.  The northerners will be  proud to enlighten you about their leaders.

In my quest to broaden my knowledge ,I set out asking questions. Especially on the religious violence in Nigeria. I  was  opportuned to meet with the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III.   So as not to digress, that story will be set aside for another day.  The point I am trying to make is that we must be bold enough to seek answers to questions that will define our future .

Although I may not have had the  opportunity to meet the late Ikemba  , I am consoled knowing that his legacy will be buried in the sands of time.

 Our generation today is a blessed one. It is important that we educate ourselves on the Igbo nation as a whole. It doesn’t end with answering “Imolite”. Some of us are lost in  America speaking “I wanna gonna  ….” What story do we have to tell our children? Are we going to train them with the history of Abraham Lincoln or Queen Eliza? Are we going to let the western culture erase the struggle fought by our forefathers? We cannot afford to carry last!

By the grace of the Almighty, IMO STATE BLOG  has  built a  readership across 180 countries and counting. Irrespective of where we find ourselves, we must make a conscious effort to keep the Igbo dream alive by staying informed.

Using this platform, the blog will serve to educate us on the man, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu  Ojukwu , his struggle with Biafra and vision for the Igbo’s.   If you have any  contributions to share, please send it to us via email (imostateblog at gmail dot com) and it will be published.

Thank you and God bless.

Joi John

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