BVI Channel 1 Online can authoritatively confirm that 30th May of every year will be declared -The Biafra Day.Activities will be lined up to celebrate that special day in remembrance of Biafra Independent Declaration.
The above position was released to the public through ADF Statement on May 30th Remembrance Day.The Full Statement reads ‘Events in Alaigbo on May 30, 2018, once more show that May 30 has become an official Igbo Remembrance Day not only in Alaigbo but throughout the entire world where Igbo citizens live.
The BBC, Vanguard newspaper and other notable media organs report of high level
compliance by Umuigbo to the call for SIT-AT-HOME by the Indigenous Peoples of
Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of
From London to Johannesburg, to several cities in Europe, Asia. America and
Canada; the story is the same; various activities were organized by Umuigbo and
their friends to mark the occasion.
Last year, May 30, 2018, the entire Alaigbo was shut down; markets, shops, schools
and offices closed while streets were deserted to mark the Remembrance Day..
The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) is fully aware that May 30, is a day in
the history of Alaigbo, deeply rooted in the heart of our people which nobody can
wish away or ban by force of Law or prevent by force of arms.
It is in the light of this that the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has
supported the observance of May 30, 2018 and activities lined out for the day by
different Igbo organizations.
May 30 marks the day Biafra was declared in 1967 and no patriotic Igbo son or
daughter can pretend that Biafra is not part of the history and indeed the major watershade in the history of the Igbo nation.
If anyone is in doubt let him recall what happened on May 30, 2017 and what has
happened this year, May 30 2018 when our sons and daughters under the aegis of
IPOB and MASSOB declared a SIT-AT-HOME to commemorate Biafra Day as a
historic day in the life of Ndigbo, and as well as their immediate neighbors.
The total compliance of that call throughout the length and breadth of Alaigbo was
not because IPOB or MASSOB had become their supreme authority. No! That call
evoked intense yearning in the innermost recesses of their heart and mind. And,
therefore, whoever provoked the observance was welcome as a lover of the Igbo
BIAFRA evokes intense longing for freedom for our people. Biafra is indeed more
than a state of the mind. It is also a material force that moves our people. Why will
Biafra not be in their mind; why will Biafra not symbolize their longing for freedom
when their predicament since the Amalgamation in 1904 up to Biafra Declaration on
My 30, 2017 and since Biafra has been a continuous state of estrangement, brutal and
punitive measures against their spiritual, economic, political and physical survival?
The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), therefore, proposes that we should
turn May 30 every year to be observed as a REMEMBRANCE DAY (IGBO DAY
or BIAFRA DAY) – a day to remember our history, to review our successes and
failures, to remember those who have died fighting the Igbo cause and think of our
Thereafter, ADF shall make all necessary efforts to convince the Governments in
Alaigbo, Igbo leaders, as well as the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other panIgbo
organizations to accept May 30 as global IGBO DAY because it has greater
significance than 29th May or 29th September.
The Statement was signed by the underlisted Officers.
PROF. T. UZODINMA NWALA
PROF NATH ANIEKWU
COL. JUSTINO EZEOKE
ADF PUBLICITY SECRETARY