After rallying around to save Iroko TV app from being taken down by Google, media mogul and businessman, Jason Njoku has tendered an apology to Igbo people over a comment he made in the past.
Recall that some Northern youths had mobilised to report the app in retaliation after Google deleted Adamu Garba’s Crowwe from Play Store.
A Nigerian man in a Twitter post alerted Njoku of the plot as he shared screenshots from a Facebook page, where the group hatched the plot.
Not long after, the bad reviews began pouring in.
However, some Igbos while pointing out that Njoku had degraded the Igbo language months ago, said that despite his comments they would still rally round to counter the bad reviews with positive reviews.
They kept true to their words and this spurred the Iroko TV boss to apologise over his past comment and show appreciation.
He tweeted: “The last few days has renewed my faith in Nigeria. I know the support wasn’t just about @irokotv but more broadly about self determination, press freedoms & a collective yearning for (Nigeria) to be a great secure & happy nation. North/South I truly believe we all want that #KeepitOn.
“Separately I want to take the opportunity to apologize to Ndi Igbo for my glib, immature and unnecessarily hurtful comments a few years back. I am Igbo, I don’t think I would ever nor ever attempted to deny that (all my kids bear solidly Igbo names which I personally chose).
“Nonetheless I 100% let you all down and hope with time I can make amends and be forgiven. It was stupid and I am truly sorry. Whatever I write (and tweet) reflects on our entire culture and I dropped the ball on this one. Sorry.
“Thanking everyone everywhere for the last few days. I won’t forget it.”