By The Republican News
This young man story is a heartbreaking one and a reminder of the usual narrative of the need to keep in contact with your root unless you have decided not to have anything to do with your root.
Also, it would be good for parents, especially the Igbo who are adventurous in nature that travel far and wide around the globe, to leave some kind of detailed note on how their offsprings could reconnect with family back home if anything happens to them.
The story of this man is obviously one out of many cases of this nature, where children born outside the shores even within the shores of Nigeria are unable to reconnect with their families.
His story is heartbreaking and is seen below:
Good morning Sir, please help me to post this in your group, perhaps God may use this group to reconnect me to my Igbo root.
My name is Gordon Chimson; I am an Igbo man, born and bred in Ghana. I am now a full grown man, with wife and children. Though, God has blessed me with many things but I am yet to see myself as a successful man, my main goal is to trace my Igbo root, unite and rehabitate with my kinsmen—that will be my greatest achievement in life.
My father’s name is NDA OKOROJI, from Aba-ngwa Abia state. He married a Ghanaian woman (my mother) and resided in Ghana (Efiakuma, Takorad. Western part of Ghana—where I was born.) My father died when I was a year and 6months old while my mother died when I was 2yrs old, leaving me under the care of my uneducated grandmother–who could not provide me with detail informations on how to trace my family in the Igbo land.
According to the story, my father was brought to Ghana by his uncle but left Ghana during the Aliens compliancee Order in 1969 after all his efforts to take us to Nigeria failed as it was not permitted by Ghanaians. Whenever I remembered about my lost of Igbo identity, I became downcasted, depressed and unhappy, it gives me sleepless nights, making me to feel lonely, forlorn, , rejected and dejected. I wish God will use someone from this group, to help me unite with my kinsmen in the Igbo land. Thank you all, as I await your comments; advice and suggestions on what to do, to reunite with my kinsmen.Continue reading