Imo state Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Public Utilities, Obinna Nshirim, yesterday has said investigations that was carried out by him personally during the yuletide holiday, showed that 70% of Igbos do not read newspapers or listen to radio.
Speaking during an interview with Imo Broadcasting Corporation in Owerri yesterday, Nshirim said he also discovered that Hausas are more informed as a Hausa shoemaker has a radio beside him which he listens to just to get informed.
“While others were enjoying their Christmas, I was moving around because it is my duty as information commissioner to know how far I have informed the people as well as to get feedback from them. In what could be described as a shocking experience while going around, I discovered to my horror that our people are not informed. 70 percent of Igbo do not listen to news, they do not read newspapers. We say we are intelligent, we say we are informed but that Hausa boy that cleans your shoe has a radio in his pocket.