Why the President needs to remain ‘clueless’ – Azuka Onwuka


It is no longer news that the first international flight landed over a week ago in Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu amidst jubilation. Many people have wondered why anybody would celebrate such a paedestrian thing as the commencement of international flights in an airport in the 21st century, especially in a country where the first international flight took place in July 1925 in Kano.

In marketing, it is said that perception is reality. In a multi-ethnic country like Nigeria, where there is so much inter-ethnic suspicion and distrust, this saying is even truer, because it is easy to interpret actions based on who is doing what.

For a part of the country that fought and lost a bitter war that cost so much, the South-East is always predictably touchy concerning issues that it interprets as a national conspiracy to always marginalise it. Every part of Nigeria complains of marginalisation, but because…

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