Are Igbo’s truly marginalized?

Why we support an indivisible Nigeria -- Ohanaeze Ndigbo

In March this year, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State charged the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, to reappraise what he described as “The gross marginalization of the state by the Commission and take steps to ensure that the anomaly is corrected in the new dispensation.”

Okorocha stated that the essence of democracy is to provide dividends of democracy for the people and where this is lacking, democratic structure has failed.

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This rhetoric is basically the mindset of our brothers from the South East. Clearly, the Buhari administration has not ensured an equitable distribution of political appointments.

But data from the Bureau of Public Service Reforms actually shows that Imo State is the has the highest number of persons working in the Federal Civil Service.

These are some of the facts IPOB, MASSOB, Niger Delta Avengers and other groups don’t like you to know so you can believe that Igbo’s are marginalized.

Here is the list as printed raw from the Bureau of Public Service Reforms:

1. Abia 3579
2. Adamawa 1727
3. Akwa Ibom 4416
4. Anambra 3576
5. Bauchi 1172
6. Bayelsa 957
7. Benue 3951
8. Borno 1822
9. Cross River 2681
10. Delta 4419

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11. Ebonyi 865
12. Edo 3890
13. Ekiti 2613
14. Enugu 2695
15. FCT 533
16. Gombe 1218
17. Imo 5825
18. Jigawa 675
19. Kaduna 3199
20. Kano 1545
21. Katsina 1237
22. Kebbi 875
23. Kogi 5186
24. Kwara 2537
25. Lagos 2180
26. Nasarawa 1452
27. Niger 2193
28. Ogun 4669
29. Ondo 3393
30. Osun 3321
31. Oyo 3244
32. Plateau 2542
33. Rivers 1675
34. Sokoto 732
35. Taraba 1112
36. Yobe 744
37. Zamfara 543

Not specified 518
TOTAL: 89,511

Nominal Roll as at November 2015.

By Dr Joe Abah – DG, Bureau of Public Service Reforms.