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World Igbo Summit Demands Nnamdi Kanu's Freedom, Says Biafra not About Secession

The World Igbo Summit has placed a demand on the Federal Government to release detained Ra­dio Biafra director and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Comrade Nnamdi Kanu from prison. The call was made by Dr Chris Aniedobe, a resource person for the Summit.

In his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Summit which began on Thursday, 27th October, 2016 at Gregory Univer­sity Uturu, Aniedobe, a public af­fairs analyst, said that the Biafran spirit is not one of secession but one which Igbos invoke to fight for social justice.

His words; “Biafra is the undy­ing wish of Ndigbo to be free in Nigeria. If absolutely necessary, to be free outside Nigeria. As Prof Obiozor stated, we want the uni­ty of Nigeria, we also want justice. The two of them have to go to­gether. So Biafra is the spirit with which we will continue to fight for social justice in Nigeria. It is not the spirit of secession.

Former governor of Anambra State, Dr Ezeife pointed out that one major method of encouraging investment opportunities in Igbo land is for state governors to pro­vide lands for investors.

He also called on Dr lbe to es­tablish an Igbo department in Gregory University.

The event which began on Thursday, 27th October 2016 is billed for four days, with business sessions holding on day 2, to dis­cuss various issues towards a 50 year development goal of Igbo land.

The business sessions were moderated by the crop of Igbo professionals including Prof Chi­ma Korieh, Prof Chidi Osuagwu, Ken Emechebe, and Prof Ihechuk­wu Madubuike who is a two time former minister of the federation.

Others include Prof Pat Utomi, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, Iyom Jose­phine Anenih, Prof Viola Onwu­liri, Dr. Tony Nwankwo Ezeigwe and others.

People present include Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Ok­wadike Igbo Ukwu, Dr Chuk­wuemeka Ezeife, Prof Ihechukwu Madubuike and a host of others.

The Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano was repre­sented by his deputy, Hon Nkem Okeke. Former Chief of Army Staff, General Ike Nwachukwu was also present

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