#SoundOff: Implementing The 2014 National Conference Report Solves The Biafra Problem

#SoundOff: Implementing The 2014 National Conference Report Solves The Biafra Problem

By Charles Novia | Op-Ed Contributor on November 11, 2015
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File Photo: Delegates at the National Conference, Abuja in 2014

The agitations of the Indigenous People of Biafra, which I should assume have to do more with a political restructuring than a wholly separatist republic ( in my opinion) are well – encapsulated in the final report of the 2014 National Conference.

I was part of that exercise as a chronicler and archival specialist with my media team and my company covered all the 20 sub-commitee sittings for two and a half months every single minute of their proceedings with a 40 man crew and we submitted all video and audio materials to the Office of the President concerning Documentation after the conference.

That Conference EFFECTIVELY took care of the agitations of all ethnic groups as they were all represented in Nigeria and made far – reaching recommendations for the political direction of this country.

What the IPOB should ask for should be what the Afenifere in the South West have been asking for months; the FULL implementation of the 2014 National Conference Report.

But President Buhari does not believe in true federalism, neither does Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, if body language is anything to go by. If they did and if the North East and North West of the country really do, then the conference report should be implemented.

That’s what I think.

Charles Novia is an award-winning filmmaker. He is founder of November Productions and November Records. Connect with him on Facebook.

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