Any Nigerian who watched the recently held paralympics will notice that most of the medal winners were Igbo. In fact 9 out of all 12 medals Nigeria hauled in were from Igbo athlethes. This sends a clear message to Nigeria, that the marginalization of the Igbos must be tackled earnestly wherever it rears its head.
If Igbo marginalization is tackled and merit allowed to take centrestage, Nigeria will gain more recognition internationaly, more respect.Today, the world has recorded 12 medals for Nigeria. If those Igbos were marginalised out of the team, would that be the case? Certainly not.
The team that won the last African Cup of Nations for Nigeria was seen as an ‘Igbo team’ because most of its key players were Igbo. All Nigerians should endeavour to grant everyone a level playing ground irrespective ethnicity, so that more Igbo can emerge and bring glory to Nigeria.