The Imo State Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Public Utilities, Hon. Obinna Nshirim, on Wednesday described Ndigbo as an uninformed race, stressing that they don’t listen to radio and read newspapers.
The Commissioner said this when he paid a visit to the Imo State Broadcasting Corporation, IBC, in Owerri, the state capital.
Nshirim explained that he made the discovery while sampling opinions on information during the yelutide season.
According to the Commissioner, ”70 percent of Ndigbo do not listen to news, they do not read newspaper.
”While others were enjoying their Christmas, I was moving all over the places because it is my duty as information commissioner to know how far I have informed the people as well as to get feed back from them.”
He added that ”while going round I discovered to my horror, few things, that our people are not informed.
“70 percent of Igbo do not listen to news, they do not read newspaper.
“I keep telling you, we say we are intelligent, we say we are informed but that Hausa boy that cleans your shoe has a radio in his pocket.”