– Describes It As ‘April Fool’
The Lagos State Government says it has not abolished Eze Ndigbo titles in the state at present, describing the reports making the rounds as “April Fool.”
The clarification came following viral reports on social media on Saturday that the State Government has abolished Eze Ndigbo titles in Lagos.
The reports on social media read: “Lagos State Government, LASG abolishes all Eze Ndigbo titles in the state with immediate effect, warns all Lagos State Local Government Chairmen to be at alert”.
When contacted on the abolition of Nze Ndigbo titles in the state, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, debunked the report.
Omotoso simply said, “It seems like April fool. Let’s ignore now”.
However, the viral report came on the heel of the arrest of Eze Ndigbo, in Ajao Estate, after releasing a viral video calling the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to invade Lagos for the protection of Igbo properties, especially, in markets across the state.
IPOB after being proscribed by a Court was designated as a terrorist group.
According to the Eze Ndigbo, Ajao Estate, “We will invite IPOB terrorism to Lagos to protect our properties in Lagos and combat anyone against us. Let my voice go viral”.