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Onyeka Onwenu Says Buhari Sacked Her Because She Is Igbo, Narrates How Hausas Almost Killed Her

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Onyeka Onwenu Says Buhari Sacked Her Because She Is Igbo, Narrates How Hausas Almost Killed Her

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Feb 22, 2016 – Onyeka Onwenu Spits Fire, Says Buhari Fired Her Because She Is Igbo, Narrates How Hausa Politicians Almost Killed Her

“When the call came on Sept 13 2013, to serve the Nigerian people as DG National Center For Women Development, I took it as a call from God and I answered in the affirmative.

I served for 2years and five months and did my best under very difficult conditions. We hardly had money to operate and the place was badly run down. Worst, there was low moral and lack of commitment among the Staff.

Most spent the day loitering and gossiping. Many would not show up for work or arrive 11 am, only to leave before 3 pm. Some were absent for months and we’re just collecting their salary at home.

My administration changed all that. Most Staff were turned around and became passionate about the work, appreciating also the changes they thought were not possible but were happening right before them.

There remained though, a remnant who felt that the Center was their personal preserve and that the position of Director General should only go to someone from their part of the country. I was initially dismissed as just a Musician.

When that did not work, I was targeted and abused for being an Igbo woman who came to give jobs to and elevate my people while sidelining them. When these detractors could not provide answers to the spate of improvement we were bringing, they resorted to sabotage and blackmail. The first such salvo was fired when a Senate Committee visited on an oversight mission a few months after my arrival.

All three Generators at the Center were cannibalized, overnight, just hours to the visit.
We got over that incident and trudged on. The rest of our activities and accomplishments, modest as they is public knowledge. I have never in my life been an unfair person. I never favored any group I carried everybody along. But I did not put up with deliberate incompetence and a refusal to learn, an attitude of entitlement which some people displayed. We brought back a level of professionalism and commitment to deliver on our mandate. Without these attributes, the Center would have fallen apart.

When the call came for me to disengage from the Center, I took it in good faith and with thanksgiving to the Almighty, Yes some stakeholders were upset and tried to make a case for me to continue. Their effort was a testimony of God’s grace on my administration, but I also knew that it was time to go. God who sent me there was taking me to a higher level of service. His infinite wisdom is unassailable. That is my faith. Besides, I was exhausted and had abandoned many personal projects to devote myself, 200% to the Center.

The abuses and lack of cooperation from a mother Ministry, from those who felt that the Center overshadowed them, to the extent that they tried to discourage others from working with us, were just a bit much for my comfort. I did not lobby for the job in the first place and I was not going to lobby to keep it. I actually looked forward to leaving. But some people were going to exact their pound of flesh.

They organized some staff, mostly Northerners, invited the Press and set about to disgrace themselves. By mid afternoon, while the Heads of Departments were putting together the handover notes, they seized the keys to my official car, even with my personal items still inside. Threats began to fly. “That Ibo woman must” “we will disgrace her”. Their Chief organizer, the Acting DG, went about whipping up ethnic sentiments against me. Late 2015, the same officer had gone to the Center’s Mosque to ask for the issue of a Fatwa against me, claiming that I was working against the interest of the North. We nipped that in the bud by calling a townhall meeting and asking that proof be provided. The Fatwa was denied and peace reigned for a while.

Police was called in to the Center to escort me out and avoid blood shed as I disengaged. Eventually, in the midst of insults and name calling, with an angry baying crowd, some of whom were brought in from outside, I entered my official car and left. At no time during this melee did I threaten to sue Mr

President for asking me to disengage. Why would I? Is it not within his authority. Even if it were not, is the Center my personal property. I had done my best and if it was time to go, it was that simpleLife continues. I had a thriving career before my appointment. The Center did not make me. I have so much to do. I am a multitalented, multifaceted and multitasking child of God. By His grace, the future is greater. So what is the problem?

Let me say here that The Federal Government should really look into the Parastatals and take note of the fact that many people who work on them do not have the requisite qualification. Many contribute nothing and many see their job as personal entitlement. They are owed because Nigeria belongs to them and them alone. Somehow, these people were given the impression that they could attempt to do what they did to me and nothing would happen. That is very sad indeed. The Ministry also has a case to answer. They helped to creat that impression. A situation where the Ministry could invite a Management Staff to a trip abroad without informing the DG and the Staff would only inform her principal via txt message, from the Airport as she is leaving the country, creates an atmosphere of indiscipline and anything goes. The Ministry should restrain itself to its spelt out function and not undermine the authority of the DG.

Finally, I declare that I am a Nigerian citizen who should enjoy the rights attendant to that privileged. I am Onyigbo and proud of it. I respect myself and I love and respect all for who they are. We are all God’s children. No one has the right to insult or abuse me or deprive me of my rights. Nigeria will not hold unless and until we all come to that realization.

Thank you and God bless.
Onyeka Onwenu (MFR)
Former DG NCWD.

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22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. lola O

    February 22, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    You were appointed by President Jonathan, now his era is gone, you go with him, Chikena – end of story. Is President Buhari supposed to surround himself with Jonathan’s loyalists? Put yourself in his position before criticizing him. Fair is fair.

    • RAPO

      February 23, 2016 at 12:31 AM

      BUAHARI WAS ONLY SCARED WEATHER YOU WOULD STEAL MONEY!! GO HOME AND SLEEP! LET ANOTHER PERSON ALSO EAT THE MONEY.

  2. Maryf

    February 22, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Don’t mind them, God will give you another job and a place where you will have rest mind.

  3. Yeye dey smell

    February 22, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Only the gullible and myopic Igbos like you will believe ur story .
    Advice for you Onyeka”Go back to pick ur clothes from where you bath naked”….shame on you. Yeye dey smell….Mtchweee! !!!!!

  4. Jacob Flow

    February 22, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Rubbish, So Jonothing hired you because you are Igbo ….You are such a BIGOT

  5. EGBERRI MAMA 1

    February 22, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    GBAM !! WELL SPOKEN !!. JEALOUSY KILL THEM !!. THEY ARE SUFFERING FROM POVERTY AND INFERIORITY COMPLEX .NIGERIANS DON,T KNOW WHO THEY,VE VOTED IN UNTIL THESE POWER DESPERADOS EMPTY D COUNTRY .TOMPOLO DID NOTHING , THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO WEAKEN NIGER-DELTANS BY ASKING ZOOMBIE EFCC TO GO AFTER ANY BODY WHO HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH GOODLUCK JONATHAN . THEY ARE ONLY TEACHING D SOUTH TO BE WISER WHEN NEXT THEY GRAB POWER ! WHEN BARRISTER KENNETH . OKONKWO 1ST SAID THEY WERE MARGINALISING D IGBOS , D IGBO OKOROCHA DESCENDANTS WANTED TO CHEW HIM RAW , WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW ?ONYEKA MY DEAR , YOU,RE A HOUSE-HOLD NAME FROM UR MOTHER,S WOMB SO THEY CAN,T STAND UR GUTS AND INTELLIGENCE .4GET BLOGGED HEADS AND MATCH 4WARD IJN . THEY KNOW YOU ARE MULTITALENTED , MULTIFACETED AND A MULTITASKING CHILD OF GOD ,THAT IS WHY THEY ARE RESTLESS .AS THEY HV DECIDED THAT NO-ONE WILL STAND 4 JONATHAN , NOT EVEN THEIR CHILDREN WILL BE AVAILABLE 4 THEM .

  6. Jojo

    February 22, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Tribalism is everywhere in Naija , any other tribe could do the same, here in the UK those ones wey their tribe start with Y will not allow any other tribe to succeed except their tribe so my dear, an average Nigerian is tribalistic.

    • K

      February 22, 2016 at 11:40 PM

      thanks my jojo, in fact i don’t attend their churches any more, i went back to my catholic, even in their church , they so discriminate and tribal… even as friends i no get one, whether it is male or female

      • jojo

        February 23, 2016 at 5:40 PM

        @ K. me too I have gone back to my catholic because I don’t have time tribalistic i**ots.

  7. Susu

    February 22, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    @ Jojo,
    Do you mean the Yanmiris……?????Lol!!!!!

  8. Omokehinde

    February 22, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Ms. Onyeka Onwenu is a disgrace to all Nigerian great women for playing tribalism card after she was fired as director for National Center for Woman Development. First, I want to say here that Onyeka remains one of the best female musicians in our history. Her album title, “One Love Keep Us Together” remain all time best. She is one of the very few female singers in Nigeria that I greatly adore and respect. But using a deadly and divisive card of tribalism as excuse for the termination of her political appointment is highly disgraceful, ridiculous, and immaturit of the highest order. We all that remember Ms. Onyeka actively campaigNing for Badluck Jonathan during the last presidential election, Infact this ingrate and dumb woman abandoned her job at the ministry to campaign for failed Jonathan and his barbaric wife. She didn’t claim in her over 2 years as DG that Hausa people at the ministry were after her life. In fact, if Jonathan succeeded in rigging the last presidential election, the racist/tribalistic woman will still be eating the national cake as one of the DG. Ms.Onyeka Onwenu has descended so low to use tribalism as excuse to draw attention or unnecessary sympathy to her course, for that reason alone, she is a disgrace and a shame of a nation. PMB has the constitutional power and authority to discontinue your appointment as DG just as Jonathan has the same power to appoint you. Afterall, among over 29 DG that were fired to date, there are more Hausa and Yoruba than other tribes. Ma’am, they are not childish like you but they sucked it up and accepted their faith. Enough of this demonic politics or campaign of tribalism, religion different and language. Nigeria belong to all of us, and no tribe is superior to other tribes. Chikena!

  9. Stargurl

    February 22, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    It’s well ????

  10. my lady

    February 22, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    it is well ma. let them keep on deceiving themselves with one Nigeria

  11. Metu Nyetu

    February 23, 2016 at 5:08 AM

    Onyeka should have known that after her active role in GEJ’s campaigne that she would not be needed in Buhari’s circle. What is this she’s saying? Your claim of flashes of tribalistic antagonism when you were the DG might be true, but I am not sure that it is the same that makes Buhari to axe you away.

    As you rightly said, you have better prospects ahead. So be glad that you now have the oppotuinity to chase them.

  12. Divine favour

    February 23, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    such is life

  13. sola olaniyi

    February 23, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    Baseless sentiment

  14. Amazon

    February 23, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    Soldier come soldier go

  15. chyna

    February 23, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    am not surprised at the things he has been doing

  16. kunle

    February 23, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    i beg let forget about this woman jare i have her right from time with her prostitus life now is the president time , madam there is always history on what ever we do with oue youthful age ,

  17. John Emeka

    February 23, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Some mugu’s re just loving & admiring dis buhari wit no accoun reason or just bcos other’s do… 2 be sincere if u re ask 2 vote 4 buhari dis time will u? Bcos as 4 me dat’s d last tin i ill do

  18. Alfinty Abdul

    February 28, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Plz go n rest, datz d change we wan. Na u go chop alon allow som ppl chop now, we don wan u dere plz waka komot dere.

  19. So?

    March 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Bihari I know ur plan u wan turn Naija to Muslim country, starting with your cabinet.

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