A notice from the Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency regarding recruitment has ignited a firestorm of controversy.
The notice specifies that only individuals who are native to Anambra State should submit applications. It explicitly excludes even other Igbo people who hail from regions outside Anambra.
This stipulation has raised concerns and stirred debate, as it implies a preference for exclusivity even among fellow Igbo people. It contrasts with the perception of Igbo culture as being deeply rooted in conservatism, even within their own community. It also makes a comparative reference to Yorubas, suggesting that they are expected to be more liberal in their approach.
The announcement has triggered discussions about identity, unity, and regionalism within the Igbo community and beyond.