Nollywood actor and movie director, Yul Edochie, has said Lagos State belongs to the Yorubas and therefore, not a “no man’s land” like some people have claimed.
He also described the indigenous people of the state as people who are very accommodating of other ethnic nationalities.
Yul, however, added that Igbos who are living in Lagos and other tribes who are resident in the state have all contributed to its growth.
Speaking in a post on his Instagram page on Saturday, the actor further said he has enjoyed a very good relationship with the Yoruba boys who live around his house in Lagos.
He went on to appeal to all Nigerians to ensure they are not tribalistic because it is a dangerous attribute.
He wrote: “I’ve lived in Lagos since 2011. I built my house there. Not have I experienced any form of rejection or hate from the Lagosians.
“Anytime Yoruba boys see me on the street, they gather to greet me, and it’s all love always. And this talk flying around that Lagos is a no man’s land is wrong.
“Lagos is a Yoruba state in Yoruba land. Imagine anyone calling Anambra a no-man’s land. That’s crap. Anambra is an Igbo land. You are looking for trouble if you come into someone’s land and tell the person it’s now a no man’s land.
“Igbos’ immense contribution to Lagos development is undeniable. Other tribes also contributed in their own ways too. And the Yoruba as well have been largely accommodating. It shouldn’t take away the fact that Lagos is a Yoruba land. We are not dragging ownership. Let’s kill tribalism before it kills us.”