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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Why Igbos Must Refuse Nigeria's Breakup - Father Mbaka Speaks on Biafra Agitation

The controversial Enugu-based Catholic priest, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka, has opened on the Biafra agitation recently championed by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. 
Speaking while addressing a gathering of Igbos in East London, on Tuesday, popular Enugu-based Catholic priest, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka disclosed why Igbos must insist on the unity of Nigeria.
The controversial clergyman who said that Igbo should not be seeking secession because they stand to lose a lot if Biafra is achieved, maintained that Igbos own most of the business ventures across Nigeria, as such should seek Nigeria’s unity.
Mbaka said, “No Hausa person owns property in Igboland. No Yoruba person owns property in Igboland. But 60% of businesses in northern Nigeria are owned by Igbos. 40% of businesses in western Nigeria are owned by Igbos.”
Claiming to know how much Igbos owned across Nigeria because he was regularly invited to say blessings at the opening of new businesses by Igbos in northern Nigeria, Mbaka said, “Go to Sabon Gari in Kano and see what Igbos own there”.

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