Abia and Imo, 'South South' States?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Onye, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Onye

    Onye Admin Staff Member

    The geopolitical zone of Nigeria known as 'South South' is mainly based on the idea of a Niger Delta or a riverine area in the south of Nigeria, therefore, why is Abia and Imo, recognised 'Niger Delta' states not part of the 'South South' but the 'South East'. If this is based on the language they speak or their ethnicity, then we need to be more explicit about the role of ethnicity in the so called geopolitical zones and any Igbo speaking or Igbo identifying groups should be added to the 'South East' if this is what the criteria is.
  2. Izu

    Izu Admin Staff Member

    That geopolitical zone creation was intended to deny Igbo people access to sea and to make sure they are cut off from neighboring countries like Cameroun etc.
    A typical look at the map will tell you that Cross River and Akwa-Ibom States are supposed to be in the South East as there's no States in the South more 'East' than them.
    Don't want to say anything about South South because it means absolutely nothing, there's nothing like South South or North North.

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