Biafra: IPOB brainwashing Igbos – Ngige
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige says the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is brainwashing Igbo people in the South-East with a non-existent utopia.
He spoke Sunday at a stakeholders’ meeting of the Association of Eze Ndigbo in the 19 Northern States and Abuja.
According to him, IPOB wants to make Igbo people believe that the creation of Biafra will bring an end to their unemployment and economic challenges.
Ngige said that every nation has its own problems, adding that Nigeria was already working on tackling these challenges.
“People have been brainwashed and the separatists humped on that foundation to now shout from the rooftops that we will give you Biafra and when we give you Biafra, all these things will disappear.
“There is no country that does not have its own problems. We have economic problems here, which is why we have unemployment and of course, we have a youth bulge in our population.
“About 60 per cent of them are youths and a lot of them are unemployed.
“So, the government is devising ways to tackle that. It is a work in progress.”
Nnamdi Kanu-led IPOB has been at the forefront of demanding an independent state of Biafra, citing the Nigerian state’s failure to improve socio-economic conditions in the South-East geopolitical zone.