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State Creation Will Address Injustices Against Igbo – IBN

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 11th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

The Spokesperson of IBN, Edoziuno Chukwunonso, made this statement on Tuesday in Owerri

 
The Igbo-Biafra Nationalists (IBN) has reacted to plans to create an additional state in the Southeast region.
 
IBN applauded the move by federal lawmakers.
 
The Spokesperson of IBN, Edoziuno Chukwunonso, made this statement on Tuesday in Owerri, while commenting on the initiative by the House of Representatives to create a new state in the South East.
 
According to the group, the state creation would “correct historical injustices and foster a sense of unity and development among the Igbo people.”

“We are delighted to observe that the South-East political representatives are heeding our advice and implementing our proposals, including the creation of additional states in the South-East region.

“This move aims to bring the region on par with other regions in Nigeria that have six or seven states, thus ensuring equitable representation and resource distribution.

“We particularly commend the initiative led by House of Representatives member Ugochinyere and his colleagues, who have sponsored a bill for the creation of Orlu State from the current Anambra and Imo States. This effort represents a significant step toward addressing the long-standing imbalance in state distribution within Nigeria and ensuring that the South-East region receives its fair share of federal resources and political representation.

“For us, the Igbo-Biafra Nationalists and the Indigenous People of Igbo Nation for Self-Determination, another of our primary focuses, remains the unification of the Igbo-speaking areas. We believe that the creation of additional states in the South-East should reflect this unification principle.

“Therefore, we also advocate for the creation of a state that would incorporate the Igbo communities from the present South-South into the South-East region. This would not only enhance the cultural and political cohesion of the Igbo nation but also ensure that all Igbo-speaking communities are adequately represented within the federal structure of Nigeria.

“The creation of new states within the South-East region is not merely an administrative exercise. It is a crucial step towards correcting historical injustices and fostering a sense of unity and development among the Igbo people. By having more states, the South-East will benefit from increased political representation in the National Assembly, more federal allocations for infrastructural development, and greater attention to the socio-economic needs of the region,” he said.
 
Chukwunonso, therefore, called on all political representatives, state governors, and community leaders in the Southeast to support the initiative wholeheartedly, adding that the move would bring numerous benefits, including improved governance, enhanced security, and better socio-economic development.


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