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Biafra Group Applauds Bill For Additional State Creation In South-East 



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The Igbo-Biafra Nationalists have applauded the move by the House of Representatives to create an additional state in the South East, News About Nigeria reports. 

The spokesperson of the IBN, Edoziuno Chukwunonso, said this in a statement to newsmen in Owerri on Tuesday.

He commended the bill proposition, stating that the creation of an additional state in the South East will address historical injustices against the Igbos, adding that it will also foster a sense of unity and development among the Igbo people.

He expressed his joy that the South East representatives are heeding the advice of the group and implementing their proposals, as he maintained that the move would make the region on par with other regions in the country, which have six or seven states.

“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 towards 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,” he stated.

He further noted that another primary focus of the Igbo-Biafra Nationalists and the Indigenous People of the Igbo Nation for self-determination remains the unification of the Igbo-speaking areas, stating that the creation of additional states in the South-East should reflect this unification principle.

He therefore, advocated 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,” he added.