– Acho Ihim, the speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, said the ethnic differences in Nigeria cannot divide the country
– Ihim also said the unity and other progress of the country must be protected from being ruined by hate speeches
– He noted that the hate speeches erode whatever good things that a nation may have made if it is not properly checked
Acho Ihim, the speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, said the ethnic and cultural differences in Nigeria would not pose any challenge to the unity of the country.
Ihim stated this through a release to newsmen on Wednesday, October 4, in Owerri, by Marcellus Ekwezuo, his chief press secretary.
Vanguard reports that the speaker blamed the current situation in the country to the ”spate” of hate speeches among citizens.
He said: ”Hate speech has a serious adverse mental effect in the health of its victims, who may suffer from lack of self confidence and a diminished self esteem, all of which are germane for improved productivity.
”The seemingly innocuous but dreaded monster, hate speeches erode whatever good things that the unity and other progress a nation may have made if it is not properly checked.
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”Not even our religious, ethnic or cultural divergence should be allowed by anyone to constitute a barrier for a united Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Ibrahim Babangida, the former head of state, reacted to the ongoing agitations from all parts of the country.
Ojukwu’s bunker during the civil war – on NAIJ.com TV.