Posted by News Express | 8 January 2016 | 3,943 times
The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has revealed plans by its planning Committee to organise a Biafra Youth Congress otherwise known as BNYL Congress in Ikom, Cross River State. This was made known in a statement issued by the BNYL Deputy Leader Comrade Eyam Esung. He gave February 27, 2016 as the date of the congress.
Comrade Esung stated that the objective of the congress is to foster unity among the various ethnic groups of Biafran origin.
His statement reads in part: “We in BNYL are more in a position to address issues that affect the various ethnic groups of Biafran origin. This is because Biafra ethnic nations are well represented.
“We have come to understand that most Biafran youth do not know their Biafran identity due to lack of history; we are passing blames on our elders for failing to tell our youth the truth.”
Comrade Esung disclosed that issues to be discussed during the congress include Division of old Eastern region of Nigeria, Ceding of Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon and the nemesis, and Tribal war in the Niger Delta and Old Calabar region.
“We shall carefully study factors that led to the collapse of Biafra in 1970 especially ethnic equality and fear of domination in Biafra as one of the reasons that contributed to the fall of Ojukwu led-Biafra Republic. We have resolved to correct the past mistakes of our elders, so that history will not repeat itself,” he said.
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