The Biafra De Facto Customary Government (BDFCG) has explained that the challenges faced by Nigeria are primarily rooted in the mindset and actions of her political elites.
This is in reaction to a media report where the Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, at the 9th Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), stated that “Nigeria is a poor nation”.
BDFCG in a statement available to newsmen reminded the Governor that the colonial entity called Nigeria is abundantly endowed with both human and material resources that can create happiness and prosperity to her indigenous people.
“1. We know the country is a leading producer of crude oil and natural gas extracted mostly from the Biafra region, and these commodities account for a significant portion of government revenue.
2. We can confirm that our professionals are exported on a daily basis and have become ‘hot cake’ in the international labour market. These are professionals that would have stayed at home assisting to develop and build our roads, houses, modern markets, hospitals, refineries, public water etc.
3. We know that our Land is fertile and we can surely feed Africa if Gov. Soludo and his colleagues in political offices can create the right environment like Dr M.I. Okpara created in the 60s within just 4 years.
4. We know that the cost of running Government is the highest in Nigeria. There are so many unproductive big men in Government squandering resources that would have been allocated to paying Teachers living wages. Prof. Soludo should know better that Teachers deserve to have car loan from Innoson including housing loan. Such incentives will extract the best from them and restore their dignity as teachers.
5. We know that indigenous people in Nigeria are rich with many mineral resources but our insensitive and wicked politicians conniving with former western imperialists have continued to deceive the ordinary people with the fake news that we are poor!”
According to the statement signed by BDFCG Spokesperson, Prosper Odinga, a truly concerned politician should have a responsibility to lead with a clear vision, integrity, transparency, and genuine commitment to public service.
“We are yet to see Prof. Soludo and other governors in Biafraland live up to expectations. They must prioritize the needs of the people, foster an environment that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and create policies that promote economic diversification and sustainable development.”