Nnamdi Kanu, The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,Sunday, said Igbo are the rationale Nigeria has survived till date. He also said that Igbo aren’t after Biafra to dominate Niger Delta oil as erroneously believed and peddled by Biafra haters.
In a statement he personally signed Mr Kanu, said; “Contrary to unfounded misconceptions in some quarters, Ndigbo aren’t greedy or domineering but very accommodating and forbearing.”Read on Orji Uzor Kalu, how Supreme Court Voids his 12-year conviction
“They are easy -going and enterprising people whose successes in life have rather earned them envy and jealousy instead of the admiration and applause of their neighbours.” “The fact remains that Igbo are loving, accommodating, peaceful and enterprising people. they’re the rationale Nigeria has survived till date. “The thinking therefore, that we are after Biafra so as that the Igbo can dominate other ethnic nationalities within the new Republic and ultimately claim their oil deposits is uncalled for.
“Such unnecessary fear and warped opinion should be discarded as they’re unfounded and only a propaganda tool of those who want to perpetually pin us down within British bondage called Nigeria. “Igbo have enough petroleum and other mineral deposits to sustain her people as a country but the look for Biafra. He said they need a bent to forget that every square inch of Igboland is crammed with oil, gas and highly -sought- after precious minerals including rare earth . Mr Kanu’s statement made available to newsmen by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, also said Igboland is that the sole place on the world where coal, oil, gas and highly- sought-after minerals occur side by side, but also has the foremost important oil field in West Africa located in Nsukka, in Enugu State. Mr Kanu’s statement read, “There are people who out of ignorance or mischief, or both, constantly and divisively ask a number of Biafraland as oil-rich Niger Delta to be excised from the rest of Biafra for the advantage of 1 Nigeria.” “Some of these people with such warped mentality especially newscasters, commentators, newspaper columnists or opinion writers, also as some pipeline guards from the lugubrious region. “They often claim the trying to find Biafra has something to undertake to to with Igbos taking over their oil or “Oyel” as they wish to call it. What a shame! How ignorant folks that share such unfounded opinion could be! “These propagandists and mischief makers tend to forget that every square inch of Igboland is crammed with oil, gas and highly -sought- after precious minerals including rare earth . “Igboland is that the sole place on the world where coal, oil, gas and highly- sought-after minerals occur side by side, but has the foremost important oil field in West Africa located in Nsukka, in Enugu State.” the professional Biafra activist challenged the people he described as propagandist to call the state within the South East that hasn’t got oil, saying that Shell is in Egbema; Agip is in Ohaji; Shell is in Ogwuta and Ukwa. He added that Orient oil is in Agulueri/Umueri; Addax Oil is in Awomama and Izombe. Ohaji has the foremost important in-use gas field in Africa piped to the coast and shipped to world markets. “What the dreaded Chinese, brought in by Governor Dave Umahi, do to our land is stripping it of valuable natural resources not found anywhere else in Africa apart from Congo. “If oil and gas or mineral deposits are the foremost reasons we are agitating for Biafra, then it’d are more prudent to abandon everybody else and seek a homogeneous Igbo nation. “However, the actual fact is that BLOOD is thicker than WATER . All Biafrans are one people which we are leaving Nigeria at the same time. Our greatest natural resources is our God-given ingenuity and intelligence not something located under the grounds. Said by Mr Nnamdi Kanu..