“Nigeria will DIVIDE the very day the South-South agrees to join Biafra” – Governor Ifeanyi Okowa says
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who spoke at the Niger Delta Peace and Security Summit held in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area, stated that Nigeria will break up when South-South agrees to join Biafra.
The Delta State Governor who was represented by his Executive Assistant/Directorate of Orientation, Barr. Eugene. A. Uzum stated that some parts of Nigeria were being oppressed just as he cautioned that peace may continue to elude us as a people.
Stating that Nigeria will break up when South-South agrees to join Biafra, Governor Okowa added that until the people in the South-South unite they cannot move forward.
“Nigeria will divide the very day the South-South agrees to join Biafra”. He noted that the “Federal Character system and ethnics” in the country have been grossly mismanaged by our leaders. Unless you are from a particular tribe in this country, you cannot secure a job. Unless you have one big man somewhere, you cannot get a job. Those who control the security apparatus are Hausas. A particular tribe runs the security apparatus.”
The Governor, who lamented the alleged injustice in the country, said the crude oil in the South-South region is being used to develop every part of the country, stressing that, “This is denigration.” NAN reported that he pointed out that the gold in Zamfara State and other solid minerals in the Northern region, were left only for a few “cabals” and some “generals” with their companies to mine until bandits started killing people.