Yul Chibuike, a renowned Nollywood actor and filmmaker According to Daniel Edochie, also known by his stage name Yul Edochie, Lagos State has grown significantly with the help of the Igbo-speaking region of Nigeria.
He claimed that because the Yoruba people are hospitable, it is incorrect to refer to Lagos as a no-man's land.
The actor said in a post on his Instagram page on Saturday that it was well known that other tribes, in addition to the Igbo, had made contributions to Lagos State.
He wrote: “I’ve lived in Lagos since 2011. I built my house there. I have not experienced any form of rejection or hate from the Lagosians.
“Anytime Yoruba boys see me on the street, they gather to greet me, and it’s all love always." And this talk flying around that Lagos is a no-man’s land is wrong.
“Lagos is a Yoruba state in Yoruba land." Imagine anyone calling Anambra a no-man’s land. That’s crap. Anambra is Igbo land. You are looking for trouble if you come into someone’s land and tell the person it’s now a no-man’s land.
“Igbos’ immense contribution to Lagos' development is undeniable." Other tribes also contributed in their own ways. And the Yoruba, too, have been largely accommodating. It shouldn’t take away the fact that Lagos is Yoruba land. We are not dragging ownership." "Let's kill tribalism before it kills us.”
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