Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba must surrender ethnic identities to Nigeria | TheCable thecable.ng/igbo-hausa-yor…
@FredrickNwabufo: We need to build a Nigerian identity. All ethnic nationalities must surrender their individual identities to a Nigerian identity. Like it is in Rwanda, it can happen in our country.
We, the Igbo, the Hausa, the Yoruba, the Fulani, the Ijaw, the Esan, the Urhobo – and all other ethnic nationalities -- should surrender our ethnic identities to the Nigerian identity.
This does not imply abandoning our roots, but embracing an expansive identity for the survival of our country.

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