Biafra agitation suffers a major setback as Britain says it will not allow Nigeria to break up

Biafra agitation suffers a major setback as Britain says it will not allow Nigeria to break up

- The IPOB agitation for Biafra republic has suffered a big blow

- IPOB had insisted that it would secede from Nigeria

- But the British government said the UK remained firm in its support for one Nigeria

The renewed agitation by the members of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) to secede from Nigeria has suffered a major setback as the British authority vowed that it would not allow Nigeria to break up.

Biafra agitation suffers a major setback as Britain says it will not allow Nigeria break up

President Muhammadu Buhari exchanging pleasantry with the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright

NAIJ.com gathered that the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright stated that the United Kingdom is behind one and indivisible Nigeria.

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Arkwright made this affirmation at a public lecture titled: “‎Brexit: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria”, at the Federal University, Lokoja, on Thursday April 6.

Speaking on the position of Britain on the groups pushing to break from Nigeria, the envoy ‎ said the UK remained firm in its support for one Nigeria.

He noted that the unity of Nigeria should not be negotiable, stressing that the country will be better under one umbrella.

Biafra agitation suffers a major setback as Britain says it will not allow Nigeria break up

The Biafra agitators

“The strength of Nigeria is not in her money or oil but her greatest asset remains her well-endowed and resourceful people,” Arkwright said.

Biafra agitation suffers a major setback as Britain says it will not allow Nigeria to break up

He said Britain would support Nigeria in the areas of education and business development.

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He said: “We will strive to increase our market by encouraging more investments in Nigeria.”

Biafra agitation suffers a major setback as Britain says it will not allow Nigeria to break up

Meanwhile, the Presidency had revealed that the British Government will give the Federal Government information about Nigerians who own property in that country next year.

In this NAIJ.com video, a former CBN governor and Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido blasts Nigerian leadership.

Source: Naij.com

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