Emenike : “I Don’t Have A Problem With Any Tribe” Striker Fires Back At Critics

Former Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Emenike has publicly acknowledged he has no hatred or problem with a particular tribe in Nigeria npflupdates.com reports.

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Emenike made the declaration after he came under fire by fans who alleged he is taking sides with the recent development in Lagos. Earlier this week, the Lagos State government under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, demolished an estate which was allegedly situated on waterways.

Emmanuel Emenike calls for the attention of Igbos in Lagos State.
Emmanuel Emenike

The former Super Eagles forward, was among the first celebrities to criticise the demolition of houses. The former Spartak Moscow forward, expressed sadness, describing the act as a “pure wickedness”.

According to him, the government has no moral rights to demolish a structure which it approved.

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The sadness is too much after getting approval from the same Lagos State Government. This is pure wickedness,”he wrote on Instagram.

“Igbos are in trouble,” he continued.

And in what looked like a word of advise, the former Fenerbahce striker, told his kinsmen(of Igbo extraction) to return to their South Eastern region and invest their fortunes.

“Bring your investment back home my people. We have Abia State, Imo State, Anambra State, Enugu State and Ebonyi State,” he added.

Now, in a recent statement, Emenike cleared the confusion that he’s being one-sided; stressing that he has no problem with any region/tribe in the country.

He insisted that once an approval has been gotten from government, the same government has no right to go ahead and demolish a structure it gave an approval for it to be erected.

What Emenike said about controversial demolition of buildings in Lagos

“I have no problem with any tribe in this beautiful country called Nigeria,” he said.

“My point is that once an approval has been given by relevant authority to anyone, and development is carried out based on the approval, then you don’t have any right to demolish anyone’s house.

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He added, “We all love and want a better country.”

Upon retirment from active football, the 2013 AFCON winner made some investments including building a luxurious hotel in Owerri, Imo State Capital.

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