Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has demanded for the particulars of Igbo indigenes in foreign prisons.
Okorocha claimed that some of them were being unjustly imprisoned.
“I beg as a governor of the State that if you go home especially those from China, Korea, Turkey and USA and you facilitate their release, I will be ready as to come over and pick them and reintegrate them in our society. Imo is where you have the brain box of the nation, literacy rate is very high here, we are very industrious people, we control the commerce of this nation, you have come to the right place for the cultural interaction and exchange and you will meet the right people. Often than not, Nigeria receives a misconception and we suffer a very bad image across the world, yet, this is the place that everyone wants to come.Believe me, most of the foreigners that have come to Nigeria 90% of them don’t normally want to go back and the question is, if Nigeria is bad, why are those coming in, finding it difficult to go back, so I think it is rather what I may call the press misinterpretation and the media war we suffer from, in this country".