We need a Biafran agitation that will strengthen our industrial base – Orji Uzor Kalu
Former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu has said that Biafra as a concept can never die among the Igbo. He stressed that the Igbo’s need to intensify the Biafra agitation, only that he suggested that the agitation should focus henceforth more on development issues.
Orji Kalu who is also a businessman and prominent politician made the statements in an interview with news men in Lagos.
On the agitation for Biafra by some Igbo indigenes, the former Abia State Governor whose case against him by the anti graft agencies had been suspended since he joined the ruling All Progressives Party (APC), had this to say:
“Biafra as a concept can never die. But I want a situation whereby it will exist in the minds of everybody as an ideological issue and not as a geographical expression.
“The real Biafra should be a concept for development, and economic growth through planting of more agricultural trees for commercial purposes.
“The concept of Biafra should be on how to achieve an empowerment strategy for our people.
“We need a Biafran agitation that will strengthen our industrial base and bring prosperity to Nigerians. It is difficult to talk about Biafra as a republic when the Igbo are living and have investments everywhere in Nigeria.”
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