Zulum, Shettima Embodiments of Detribalized Nigerians – Pharm. Napoleon Egbuonu
By Collins Mbakwe
The Chief Executive Officer of Nazo Pharmacy and Zuma Memorial Academy, Pharm. Napoleon Egbuonu (Ozoigbondu) has said that Governor B.U Zum of Borno State and the former governor of Borno State, Sen. Kashim Shettima are embodiments of detribalized Nigerians.
He made this statement Friday 29th July 2022 in an event organized by Ohaneze Ndi-Igno at the El-Kanemi Warriors Sports Centre, Maiduguri.
The event themed: Diaspora Support for Governor Zulum and APC in Appreciation of a Hospitable Host Environment in Borno State had the mighty and the low in attendance.
In an address, Pharm. Napoleon who was one of the guests speakers of the event thanked the Chief Host/State Coordinator, Chief Emmanuel Egwudike [Goeasy] and the conveners, for their insightfulness and doggedness in making sure that the event was held.
He assured Governor Zulum and the APC of total support of the Igbos resident in Borno State.
He expressed gratitude for the continued peaceful coexistence, hospitality and goodwill the Igbos living in the state had enjoyed from the good people of Borno State.
Furthering, he noted, “This has been possible because we are blessed with a detribalized Nigerian and a man who always toes the path of honor, equity, justice, and fairness as Governor of the state, His Excellency Prof. B.U Zulum, mni, FNSE.”
Describing the immediate past governor of the Sen. Kashim Shettima and governor Zulum as ’embodiments of detribalized Noverians, he noted “we have mostly been blessed by truly patriotic Nigerians as Governors of this state.
Not long ago, H.E Sen. Kashim Shettima who was the then Governor of Borno State appointed one of our illustrious sons, Chief Kester Ogualili as one of his SSAs.
Just as we now experience in the present Zulum-led administration, throughout Sen. Kashim’s administration, Ndigbo resident in this state had no cause to complain about discrimination of any sort.
Having an Igbo representation in government during Sen. Kashim Shettima’s tenure as governor, tells you all you need to know about the colossus, Kashim Shettima who is currently the running mate to the APC presidential flag-bearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The commitment of the past and present governors of the state to always ensure that the Igbos are safe is always driven by their belief in the project, Nigeria.
Nigeria is an indivisible nation, and we must all fight to keep us together. Those of us who had the opportunity of being born and bred here or those who have lived here for a long time will understand and appreciate better the need to always stand by one another irrespective of tribe, religion or social status”.
Concluding, Pharm. Napoleon appealed to the state government to find a way of giving the Igbos in the state more opportunities of being represented in the government.