By Odumodu Gbulagu
They declared NO VICTOR NO VANQUISHED yet they call us their slaves and vowed that nothing will make us smell power again.
After the war comes the 3 RRR’s. RECONCILIATION, REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION.
They were abandoned as soon as they were propounded.
The only useful thing that came out of the reconciliation is the founding of NYSC, which has outlived it’s usefulness as Igbo and Southern Youth Corp members are killed in the North at every slightest opportunity.
The war ravaged East was not reconstructed nor rehabilitated.
There were no government presence at all.
We labored and put our houses in order individually.
When you look at Onitsha, Enugu, Umuahia, Owerri, Abakaliki today, you can’t help but wonder how we picked up and turned the rubble it was reduced to into cities again.
Buhari borrowed billions of dollars to rebuild North East where they purposely made uninhabitable by their greed, and where terrorism is showing no sign of stopping anytime soon, yet a bill to establish South East development commission was shut down in the National Assembly with their numbers.
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They borrowed money to build railways across Nigeria, yet the Igbos were excluded from benefiting from the loans they are meant to join in paying back.
They purposely sealed off every access we have to the sea in other to stall our expansion. This is the reason why all the ports in the old eastern region are not working today.
When they ask you to vacate Lagos and build your own cities and business hub in the east, tell them to give us access to the sea by making these ports functional.
Just because we said we want freedom from the contraption called Nigeria, they said we are clamouring for war. Tell me when demanding for freedom metamorphosed into threat of war. The scars of the war are still fresh and it constantly remind us of our fate in Nigeria.