In Imo ‘Igbos don’t read, listen to news,’ Commissioner says

He made the comment on Wednesday, January 4, during a visit to state owned radio station, Imo Broadcasting Coporation in Owerri.

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The Imo state Commissioner for Information, Obinna Nshirim has said that most Igbos don’t listen to the news or read newspapers.

He made the comment on Wednesday, January 4, during a visit to state owned radio station, Imo Broadcasting Coporation in Owerri.

“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,” he added.

“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,” he added.

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