The co-founder and chief executive officer of Iroko TV, Jason Njoku has sent a message of apology to his tribesmen and women in the South Eastern Nigeria over some bad comments he made about their culture and tradition years ago. He also thanked Nigerians at large over their ratings of Iroko TV app which ensure that it is not deleted from Google Play Store.
It would be recalled that Iroko TV app has become targeted by some Northerners who reviewed it negatively in retaliation to the deletion of Adamu Garba’s Crowwe app from Play Store in recent week. Check out some negative reviews about his app, as shared by him:
Njoku, a British-Nigerian born businessman took to its Twitter handle to express his appreciation to Nigerians who stood solidly behind him in the last few days and to apologize for wrong statements he made about his people, culture and traditions some years ago.
According to him, he admitted that the last few days have renewed his faith in Nigeria. He added that he knew that the massive supports he got wasn’t about Iroko TV but more importantly about self-determination, press freedom and a collective yearning for Nigeria to be a great and secure nation.
Njoku, a man with business acumen, however, said he admitted letting the Igbo down. He said he hopes to make amends and be forgiven, saying “I was stupid, and I am truly sorry. Whatever I write(and tweet) reflect on our entire culture and I dropped the balls on this one. Sorry.”