Reno Omokri, ex presidential aide has come out to say that there are several things citizens need to unlearn in Nigeria. He recently revealed this via his social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, the use of car horns in Nigeria is so wrong because it should only be used for emergencies like he learnt at a University in England.
Reno added that in Nigeria, car horns are meant to make the car in front of you move faster, or to call the gateman to open the gate.
His words, “It was not until I went to university in England that I realised car horns are meant for emergencies. Throughout my time in Nigeria, I thought car horns were meant to make the car in front of you move faster, or to call the gateman to open the gate.”
“In fact, in Nigeria we even use car horn to greet. I had a neighbour who used his car horn like a talking drum. Po po pom was ‘how are you’. He even used it to call his children to the car. One pom was for his first horn. Two poms was for the second, and so on. So many things we need to unlearn in Nigeria.”
Bemigho Reno Omokri (born 1974) is an author and lawyer. Omokri was the host of Transformation with Reno Omokri, a Christian teaching TV show broadcast (for one season) on San Francisco’s KTLN and Detroit’s Impact Network. He is the founder of a multimedia project, Build Up Nigeria, and has produced a series of short films in the U.S.
He is the pastor of the Mind of Christ Christian Center in California and Abuja. He is also known for using social media to project the Gospel. Omokri continues to write articles for major newspapers (mainly political OpEd and Christian material).
On August 17, 2017, the Department of State Security attempted to arrest him at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja but failed. Three days after the failed arrest attempt, the ruling party in Nigeria, the All Progressive Congress, named Omokri, along with former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governors Nyesom Wike and Willie Obiano as some of those showing “hatred, narrow-mindedness and meanness” to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He was one of three spokesmen to the former President, and is credited with pioneering the use of social media for political purposes in Nigeria.
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