Tuesday, July 30, 2019


The Former President of Nigeria Chief Matthew Olusegun Obasanjo in an interview narrated how he has studied the three major tribes in Nigeria. He said that Hausa/Fulani and Yoruba have limitations while Igbo doesn't because Igbos are most westernized, enterprising, dynamic, intelligent and most technically gifted tribe found among the black race. 

He compared the three tribes and now come to conclusion that Igbos are highly competitive and believes in autonomous communities while Hausa/Fulani and Yoruba are not and that was more of the reasons why British infiltrated their territories so easily within 9 months but it almost took them 30 years to be able to tame Igbos. 

He said, “From the extensive research I did on the three major tribes, I find out that the Igbos are the most westernized, most enterprising, most astute, most dynamic, most intelligent (smart), and the most technically gifted tribe found among the black race. The Hausa/Fulani and the Yorubas have limitations. But an Igbo man doesn’t see any limitations.”

“An average Igbo man is highly competitive, unlike the Yoruba and the Hausa/Fulani. While the Yoruba and the Hausa/Fulani had kingdoms which enabled the British to infiltrate their territories easily, the Igbos on the other hand, had what could be called Chiefdoms” autonomous Communities. These structures made it very difficult to tame the Igbos.”

“It took the British just 9 months to tame the North and South West but almost 30 years to be able to tame the Igbos. The British had to send a team of anthropologists to the South to understudy the Igbo because, they (the British) acknowledged they hadn’t being up against a black race with such depth and intelligence coupled with the gut to confront the whites and learn from them so, so fast.”

“While a Tinubu, can have unrestricted influence over the Yoruba tribe, something you can only find mostly among blacks and some poor nations on earth today, an Igbo man can never be tamed by the ideology of one man unchecked, no matter how highly placed he or she is.”

“That’s why the Igbos are very successful no matter where they find themselves. They don’t believe in putting limitations on their path. You can only find such similarities among the Europeans, the Americans, and developed Asian tiger nations. A Hausa/Fulani man sees Kano as his world. A Yoruba man sees Lagos as his world. An Igbo man sees the world as his Village!”

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