THE indigenous People of Biafra has stated that the South-East now observes a “Economic Empowerment Day” every Monday.
The pro-Biafran organization noted that the objective is to enable the public to mobilize tools and resources in order to reverse the region’s significant decline in the social, educational, and economic sectors brought on by the protracted sit-at-home movement.
The group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, made reference to this in a statement she released yesterday.
Powerful asserted that the action was in response to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s handwritten letter, which outlawed all forms of stay-at-home in the entire South-East and was made public a few days ago through his attorney Alloy Ejimakor.
The statement read, “Following the total cancellation of all forms of sit-at-home in the entire South-East, as clearly and unequivocally stated in Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s handwritten letter. He has therefore directed the people, to henceforth, set aside every Monday as an ‘Economic empowerment day’ in the entire South-East.
“Economic Empowerment Day connotes a day set aside for mass mobilisation 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, the people are encouraged to embark on the 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.
“The implication of this Economic Empowerment Day 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.”