"The Igbos Are The Richest And Most Educated Nigerians In The Country Today" Says Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce
the senate had a debate on the need for National Unity and Peaceful
Coexistence in Nigeria.
While speaking on the floor, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce
said that the Igbo's who are currently saying they are marginalized, are the
richest, most industrious and educated people in the country. He stressed the
need for those clamoring for war to be educated on the dangers of war as seen
in the 1967-1970 civil war in Nigeria.
"They say the Igbos were marginalized. They fought a war and they lost.
Today, they are the most industrious people in the country. They are the
richest Nigerians in the country today. They are one of the most educated
people in Nigeria today, yet they feel marginalized. If you compare the Igbo
man to the other sectors of the society, you would say the Igbos are very
privileged because of what they have. Yet, a generation of Igbos say they are
marginalized and they want to secede and want a Nation. A young generation of
people who have never seen bloodshed, destruction, people being killed,
amputated, families being divided, can surely think like that. But what have
we done as a Nation to educate them about the destruction of what? Absolutely
nothing “he said
According to him, it is important for Nigeria's education system to teach
young Nigerians about the ills of war