Written by Ifeanyi Chibueze James
14th April 2020
Presently, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has not officially constituted a purely functional government due principally to it's stolen sovereignty which it's restoration is being vigorously fought for against the contrapted Nigeria. Nigeria is a country which after almost sixty (60) years of political independence, is yet reeling in cacophonic intrigues. With existing functional governments right from the local, state and federal levels, there is absolutely no enduring record of progress and decency as a result of tainted policies and corruption.
Good governance is all about prior assemblage of trusted/selfless/intelligently humane individuals who listen to the cries/wishes of the people, proffer solutions and proactively ensure that the welfare/wellbeing of the people whose mandate they uprightly uphold, are consistently catered for. Having a burdensome and an entirely indifferent government in any given entity, is definitely a pain on the neck of the citizenry. Such precipitates sadness, distrust, upheavels, retrogression and death.
Few weeks following the unfortunate arrival of Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria, the federal government abysmally failed to issue a press statement as required in a sane society, to encourage the ever increasingly hopeless and helpless populace on it's preparedness to confront the virus disease and protect lives. There has not been any definitive action plan layed out to the joy of the people except clouded cases of deceptive and draconian policies lined against the same suffering and confused citizens the government suppose to protect and provide for like what obtains in other parts of the world, equally facing the same deadly threat.
All that the presidency could do was to hurriedly photoshop photographs and edit questionable video clips which were published in the internet, playing the re-edited audio/visual clips on radio and television stations to further beguile the already confused/unsuspecting gullible Nigerians. Muhammadu Buhari who died on 17th January 2017, was impersonated once again by a sudanese impostor through the cunning craftiness of Abba Kyari and his company of cabals, as the Nigerian President.
The national treasury is being heavily looted alongside the so-called covid-19 donations by some highly demonized individuals without recourse. The office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Abuja, was criminally burnt down to eliminate possible traces of embezzlement. These are happening in a country where millions of the so-called intelligentsia dwell, besides spates of Islamic terrorism ravaging the country, with none calling a hoot.
In it's purported fight against the dreaded coronavirus disease, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), a whole lot of disgusting corruption practices are thriving. Report that emerged from it's office has it that few weeks back, a whooping sum of N1billion has been wasted on just text messages, to sensitize Nigerians both learned and grossly illiterate, about the covid-19 pandemic. This news that went viral was however, shamelessly denied by the office of the NCDC, only in Nigeria. What a pity!
None of these celebrated thieves in Abuja will ever want the people to know that currently, Nigeria has no ruler in Aso Rock. All you have there are, an assemblage of unelected puppets, scavengers, liars, deceivers and cabalistic vampires. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has gone into oblivion leaving the stage for the Fulani Islamic caliphate to manipulate at will to the detriment of the vulnerable public.
Everything is being politicized, with the already traumatized and helpless masses left at the mercy of painful harsh economy amidst lockdown of activities and increment in the number of coronavirus victims in the country. There is no commensurate provision of palliatives during this extended period of forced stay at home by the Nigerian government. Possible outbreak of frustration and death stares Nigerians in the face as a result of hunger and lack of care, rather than the dreaded covid-19 epidemic. No sensible government allows it's citizens go through these hazzles without taking an introspective look at it's policies like what obtains in civilized societies. But you know what, not in Nigeria.
The ebullient leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) globally, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, had before millions of listeners all over the world, few weeks back via his live broadcast on Radio Biafra, promised N300 million contingency budget in humanitarian assistance to Biafrans across Biafraland. Out of this colossal amount, a total of N50 million has already been released for the purchase of medical equipment/consumables and varieties of food items as palliatives to possible victims of the coronavirus disease and the less privileged of Biafra extraction.
Health centers/hospitals of choice treatment spots, have been made ready with crack teams of highly qualified medical professionals despatched. Biafrans have very encouragingly been reached with this priceless gestures. This is a constitutional obligation that the Nigerian government has woefully failed to carry out. Officials only ostensibly engage on medical tourisms abroad with their families, leaving the already pauparised public to the mercy of frustration, pain and death. The arrival of Covid-19 in a way, is a blessing in disguise as presently in the country, everyone appears equal, facing the reality of dilapidated hospitals and dearth of other essentials of life. No more difference between "ours" and "theirs".
IPOB has so far demonstrated it's humanness to Biafrans. Truck loads of uncorrupted bags of indigenously produced rice, since the beginning of this week, have been arriving various locations across Biafraland for offloading and even distribution to the concerned. The people will now on receipt of these food items amongst others, relax in the safety of their respective homes with family members, well above hunger threats until the coronavirus siege gets over.
During IPOB organized peaceful protests, the Nigerian government and it's agents christiened the organization, a terrorist organization, raining bullets at will through it's murderous security operatives, on family members, killing and maiming many. Ironically, the same miscreants and terrorists amidst rare and respectful global recognition, are today providing assorted relief materials etcetera, to sustain the people at such a trying time like this. Boko Haram terrorists amongst other Islamic terror groups of the North, despite being heavily supported by the Nigerian government, are known for killing and destroying innocent lives. What have they done to alleviate the suffering of their people under the prevailing circumstance?
The Nigerian government has severally shot itself on the foot despite having at it's disposal, all that can guarantee good governance. The Nigerian foundation is premised on evil and falsehood and so government officials are eternally hypnotized into hydra-corruption tendencies against the people. There is absolutely no basis for it's comparison with the clout of IPOB leadership in every ramification.
Those that have understanding should read in between the lines. The evidence is realistically clear.
Written by Ifeanyi Chibueze James
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International