Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has declared every Monday of the week as “Economic Empowerment Day (EED)” in the entire South-East.
Kanu, in a statement by IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said the day would be an opportunity for Biafrans, to devote their resources and means towards reversing the sharp and unprecedented decline in the economic, educational, and social needs of the zone occasioned by the prolonged sit-at-home.
He said Biafrans, on that day were encouraged to embark on massive deployment of their resources for the empowerment of the educationally disadvantaged and poverty ridden population of our people.
The statement reads, “Following the total cancellation of all forms of sit-at-home in the entire South-East, as clearly and unequivocally encapsulated in Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s handwritten letter which was recently published special counsel Barrister Alloy Ejimakor, widely trended and deservedly celebrated, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has as a follow up to the recorded acceptability and massive compliance with the directive, further directed UmuChineke , to henceforth, set aside every Monday as an “Economic Empowerment Day (EED)” in the entire South-East.
“Economic Empowerment Day (EED) connotes a day set aside for mass mobilization of Biafrans, to devote their resources and means towards reversing the sharp and unprecedented decline in the economic, educational, and social needs of our people occasioned by the prolonged sit-at-home.
“During this exercise, Biafrans are encouraged to embark on massive deployment of their resources for the empowerment of the educationally disadvantaged and poverty ridden population of our people. Through education, employment, health services, sense of identity and community, our people and indeed, the Eastern region can begin to thrive and grow.
“There is an urgent need to reclaim our lost glory by embarking on empowering Biafrans with the resources they need to live beyond mere subsistence as our people are known globally for hard work, resilience, and great achievements.
“Also, the implication of this Economic Empowerment Day (EED) is that Biafrans are expected to devote significant time to adhere to their routine calendar schedule template strictly and uninterruptedly with a view to making up for the humongous time lost to the activities of misguided enforcers of unsanctioned Monday sit at home order.
“It is pertinent to use this medium to make an important fundamental clarification to the effect that Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s handwritten letter, which conveyed his message cancelling sit-at-home to the misguided elements hitherto enforcing sit-at-home in the entire South-East, was never written under any duress, compulsion, or influence of any kind. Onyendu is very firm, and unshaken. Hence, not even Satan and his 24 demons of Hell will have the courage to stand in front of him or tell him what to do, talk less of DSS.
“Anybody questioning the authenticity of the handwritten letter suspending further Monday sit-at-home is patently dishonest and not worthy to be called a Biafran. Anybody who claims to know Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will also know that nobody will be courageous enough to coerce him to do anything that will jeopardise the restoration of Biafra.
“Therefore, enough is enough. It is time you consolidate efforts to rebuild our once envied Eastern region – peaceful, accommodating, resilient people, illustrious, and great – and reclaim your glory among nations.”