- Nigeria’s former permanent representative to the UN, Arthur Mbanefo, has claimed that Igbos love wealth, and that’s why they are shaking over the Arewa quit notice
- Mbanefo urged Biafra agitators to focus their energy instead on the restructuring of the country
- According to Mbanefo, the referendum that pro-Biafrans are seeking for is too expensive to actualize
Arthur Mbanefo, Nigeria’s former permanent representative to the United Nations, has stated that Igbo people are ‘shaking’ over the quit notice issued by the Coalition of Northern Youths.
According to reports, Mbanefo made his comments in a chat with newsmen at his Anambra country home.
According to the ex-chairman of the State and Local Government Creation Committee during the Abacha regime, Igbo people are too interested in money, that is why they are afraid.
He stated: “The northerners had just made a simple statement and Igboland is shaking, because we are interested in wealth.
“We get worried over anything that affects our wealth.”
The elder statesman urged those agitating for Biafra to focus their energy on restructuring instead of asking for referendum.
In his words: “The referendum they are talking about is not only very expensive but very difficult to come by.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the south west consultative forum has given its support for the Arewa Youths quit notice to the Igbo living in the North.
The group said Arewa youths consultative forum simply asked the Ndigbo to go back to their region so that they can continue with their Biafra nation agenda.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video about the quit notice issued to Igbos by Arewa youths