Biafra: Igbo Leaders State 4 Conditions for One Nigeria
Apparently worried by the undying agitation for Biafra by Igbo youths around the world, the Buhari administration has been engaging with leaders of Eastern Nigeria in a seemingly desperate bid to abort the agitation.
The latest Presidential delegation on the disturbing issue of Biafra was led by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari.
Leaders of Eastern Nigeria, however, yielded to an “indivisible Nigeria’’ but on some conditions. According to them, a new Nigeria that can abort the quest of Igbo youths for Biafra must be built on ‘’love, fairness, equity and justice.”
Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State says, “we stand for an indivisible and united Nigeria, built on love, fairness, equity and justice. We believe that under this platform – Nigeria; we are bigger and stronger.”
While they are lauding the Buhari administration on the matured and responsive manner it handled all issues relating to the EndSARS protest, Umahi adds, “we thank President Buhari for the speed and restraint with which he handled the EndSARS protest, which has engendered peace throughout the country, especially the South-East. We, therefore, request the President to look into demands of various groups and youths with a view to resolving them.’’
The Igbo leaders are calling for a joint operation by security agencies and local vigilant groups to flush out criminals gangs from all forests in the zone.
They are also calling on the Buhari administration to continue its support and diplomatic push for the former Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in her quest for the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).