A Twitter user @JasonNjoku has sparked reactions from Nigerians after sharing that he is poised to make his children study Chinese and French Language over his Igbo dialect.
Nigerians, while reacting, fired heavy shots at him with some saying his children would never be accepted as citizens of those countries, no matter how hard he tries.
See his tweet below:
My children are currently learning French. Mandarin will be up next. I intend for them to develop this over the next 10 years. They can’t speak Igbo (neither can I). Its okay. The world won’t shake from its foundations.
— JasonNjoku (@JasonNjoku) July 29, 2019
What Nigerians are saying:
Good, but you and they should learn Igbo as well. Stop making excuses. If the English, French and Chinese did not preserve their language and teach them to their children and other nations via colonizations, etc., your children will not be learning these languages today.
— Ogbonnaya (@Cogb123) July 30, 2019
You obviously knew there was something wrong with your thought process and that’s why you decided to tweet it. Nobody cares if you’ve chosen not to have an identity. Ogadi!
— Nwanyi Mbano (@karanma_) July 30, 2019
Even with that, they will never be accepted among the French and Chinese, they way they will be accepted within their own home land. Foreign countries have spent eons trying to eradicate our languages, let’s not help them in the process.
— Inthemidstofher (@Inthemidstofher) July 29, 2019
Things an Hausa or Yoruba person wouldn’t do
But igbo and Southern people shaa
Lefty mentality we got here….
— Blessed and greatful 🇳🇬 (@Ndy_freke) July 30, 2019