Whether you try to deny it or not, tribe and ethnicity matters. People who where born and brought up in big cities like lagos are deceived that their tribe doesn't matter or their ethnicity doesn't matter. If you try to bring out supporting your own tribe over other competing tribes, they will call you tribalist to shame you. Even in Lagos, there are some offices you won't get employed because you are not from a particular tribe, they wont tell you but when you look at the office roasters, you will start seeing a pattern. I don't blame them. When you go out of lagos, you start seeing the reality of why your tribe and ethnicity matter, if i am an hausa man, i can't get job in igbo states, likewise, if i am an igbo man, i will not be able to get job in hausa land, likewise yoruba too. Some people keep pretending that tribe does not matter, do you think, a yoruba militia will attack an igbo village and those from that village wont complain and blame ut on the yorubas. People should wake up to the reality we have in Nigeria, the same tribe move together likewise, the same race move together. Even if i speak igbo or yoruba fluently, will the igbo or yoruba man take me as a native? No...this is reality most people dont understand. If i employ 99% of my tribe, don't call me a tribalist, i am just doing what i call group self preservation. If a non indigene comes to your land to take your job, i am sure your people will fight against the person till they remove the person, they might not hate the non indigene but they believe in self interest, a man that looks like them and speak the same language like them is easy to understand than a foreigner, they know where his loyalty lies. Call me a tribalist, yes, i am, a proud one because i know the reality of the world i live in. Anywhere, anytime, i will put my people first before you and i believe you too will.