Show Respect to Owners of Land – Oba of Lagos Warns Igbos

Written by Bola Abraham

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has urged Igbos residing in Lagos State to cooperate with the state government and respect the “owners of the land.” He made this call while receiving the President-General of Ohanaeze, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, at his palace yesterday.

Akiolu’s comments come in the wake of complaints from some Igbos in Lagos State about the demolition of their properties and shops by the state government. They have accused the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of ethnic profiling through these demolitions.

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However, Akiolu has refuted these claims, stating that the governor cannot deliberately destroy their properties. He said, “We know Igbos are very hard working, but you have to respect the owners of the land. We have identified the problem in Nigeria, and what we want is a solution.”

He appealed to the Igbos to play according to the rules of the game, assuring them that nobody will maliciously mistreat them. He further stated, “To the Igbo, anybody who wishes the best for Lagos is a Lagosian.”

Akiolu urged all Igbos to cooperate with the Lagos government to move the state forward, emphasizing the need for mutual respect and understanding.

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