By Dr. Sunny Oby Maduka (DSM)
I have heard in many fronts and from diverse intellectuals and opinions, especially from the ruling class that Nigeria is INDISPENSABLE.
A statement that has always triggered my mind to understand how empty those in power could state certain declarations as if they’re God Almighty.
Who amongst us could predict his or her future, and then, how come that mere mortals could boastfully assume that their words about other spheres of life must be sacrosanct?
Whenever I hear from any Nigerian talking with much enthusiasm about the indispensability of an entity that was incorporated by British, I just pitied such hollow thinking faculty.
Nigeria is nothing but a corporate organisation created by the British people for the sole purposes of exploring and exploiting our natural resources. This is the simplest definition of Nigeria. And that’s why UK cannot speak out against injustice in Nigeria however glaring. MNK is a globalised known British citizen by documentation and by the passport he was carrying when he was abducted in Kenya, but British government, in collaboration with AU and United Nations have remained mute, and the simple reason being that MNK’S life is not worth UK’s brazen exploitations in Nigeria. Britain as the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Corporate existence has not reported to the United Nations about the Nigerian government flagrant infringement on an insignificant worker/slave (MNK) in their company (Nigeria).
As far as British government is concerned, an average Nigerian life doesn’t worth the risk of distorting the business objectives of the British government Corporation.
Today, insurgents and bandits are almost encircling Nigerians, but Britain is behaving as if Nigerians that are being slaughtered and displaced are not worth tackling. But if any of the British interests in oil and other natural resources are affected, British government will come out smoking as if they love Nigerians.
For some of us who are good at history, it’s no more a fallacy why Britain supported Nigeria government instead of Biafra in the civil war. It was a brutal truth that Britain realised that the Biafran government would never give them the opportunities of exploitation as they are having the field day then and now.
On 1st June, 1967, Lt Col Odumegwu Ojukwu ordered the Anglo-Dutch and Shell BP oil companies to start paying their oil explorations and royalties to Enugu, the then capital of Biafra, or risk losing their operational licenses and with penalties. The two hundred and fifty pounds (£250,000.00) monthly royalty payments became the British government parliamentary debates. An in-depth evaluations were made, and secretly, a consensus was reached. That consensus was that the Biafran government officials were highly intelligent and if allowed to secede, Britain’s oil and gas exploration and exploitation policies in Nigeria would be exposed. The British government realised that these young Biafrans in leadership corridors would end their Nigeria incorporation objectives already signed and sealed with the approval of the Northern Caliphate. In their permutations, the in-road of these Biafran fire brand intellectuals will forcefully liquidate their long term strategic plans on Nigeria corporate responsibility to British exploitations.
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British will definitely lose out.
The British government must find an ally in Nigeria government led by a naive young man, General Yakubu Gowon, who was just 31 years. Luckily, Pa Awolowo would love the patronage of British government especially in payment of royalties to Nigeria government instead of Biafra. Pa Awolowo, 58 years, and a Deputy to this young leader must be embraced with promises of all sorts of supports that must stop the influence of Biafra emerging as a nation. Pa Awolowo should use his wisdom and elderly posture to persuade a son-like General Gowon to declare the war immediately. The British government went further to assure Pa Awolowo of influencing America, France and Russia to support Nigeria. A high powered delegation was sent to Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU now AU) and United Nations headquarters to block all the emissaries sent from Biafra.
The herculean task and goodwill asset of Biafra was Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. He has a global reputation having been the first ceremonial president of Nigeria and a great orator. An emergency meeting was hurriedly conveyed in London, where British government faked being interested in resolving the Nigeria/Biafra war.
Notably personalities were invited especially after the collapse of Aburi Accord in Ghana.
As the meeting was ongoing, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe was excused. Some British government officials started with a notice of blackmailing and with a stern warning that if he didn’t stop being the Biafrans main envoy, his misdeeds would be exposed. Some documents were shown to him purported to be an embezzled money he committed when he was in certain positions of authority. He panicked, and couldn’t dispute such mere allegation. That was when the shrewd British officials knew that he had been nailed, and with Zik of Africa out of the way, Biafra diplomatic relations with other countries would be in bad shape.
The British government went further to play a Good Samaritan job by flying a bet of asylum to him. The moment Zik of Africa agreed, message was sent to Nigeria government to go all out to quench all aspects of Biafran inferno. They must use all means to stop the threat of Biafra emerging as a nation. As promised, Britain fulfilled its support assurances by making available all the needs of Nigeria government to prosecute the war. Envoys were sent out by British government to lobby the super powers to support Nigeria instead of Biafra.
It was more baffling for even the super powers to note that a war that was expected to end within few months dragged into one, two years. The super powers were surprised and it was then globally recognized that Biafra emergence as a nation in black continent won’t be for the interests of America, UK and Europe. They realised that with the resilience of this DOT nation to stand up against the entire world wasn’t ordinary. Biafrans have guts and intellectuals never ever seen anywhere in the world.
A secret resolution was adopted by the super powers, and it was absolutely resolved that Biafra must be crushed by all means – legally or otherwise.
The ingenuity of these few highly intelligent people was showcased as they fought the war without any external help. Not even all the super powers involvement could stop the resilience attitudes of the Biafran leaders, soldiers and scientists.
The defeat of Biafra was not about the fire power of the super powers, but a great strategic plan to starve all Biafrans, and which was an illegitimate war expedition tactic as enshrined in United Nations humanitarian aid clauses. The super powers supported the illegality of starvation strategy and turned blind eyes as genocide was being committed against Biafrans. By international life value system and as enshrined in United Nations charter on humanitarian affairs, no persons, captured, freeborn or slave should be denied of food and medicare programs even in a war situation or zone. Humanitarian and Aid workers are supposed to be given free passage in any war zone so as to avoid starvation or untimely death of children, aged people, wounded soldiers, and not excluding the oppressed citizens. Biafrans were denied of any humanitarian assistance even by OAU, America, Europe and Britain.
Except Haiti, Gabon, Ivory Coast and few other countries that smuggled food aids and medicare in the nights, Biafrans would have been wiped out of the surface of the earth with America, Europe, OAU, UK and United Nations watching ebulliently.
A feat that showed that God Almighty still rules in the affairs of all spheres of life and world system. I’m sure that most European countries, Americans, Britons and even some Nigerians are regretting why a remnant of Biafrans were spared. Biafra to most countries and some Nigerians shouldn’t exist, because they are very INTELLIGENT, and they cannot bow down to any mortals. They see opportunities where there seems to be none. They are not sycophants, believe in hard work and meritocracy.
Biafra is not the problem of Nigeria, but the British government in collaborations with UN and few Nigerian saboteurs in leadership robes that are using the blind people to lead the sighted.
Let me use this opportunity to thank those countries whose humanitarian efforts survived most of the Biafran ‘Kwasiokkor’ children. I am one of them, and on behalf of others, we, the little children of Biafrans that were earmarked to die ingloriously for the civil war that we were innocent of, survived by your benevolence and God’s amazing grace. Thank you and may God reward you abundantly. We are grateful just as we appreciate God Almighty immensely for His Sovereign Fatherly protection.
The lesson of Nigeria/Biafra war gave me the credence that certain laws or charter clauses as detailed in United Nations membership aims and objectives are meant to defend the super power countries’ interests against weaker countries.
Yet, we are all in an association that ought to be a canopy for both the strong and the weaker nations without any iota of bias. Fela’s epithelial song of BEAST OF NO NATION was prophetic insight about the double standards that are being perpetrated in United Nations objectives pursuits.
I have asked questions about why did Biafrans suffered such inhuman treatment with United Nations keeping quiet on such Nigeria carnage against Biafrans?
Why haven’t OAU(AU) and United Nations apologised for the genocide expeditions glaringly meted against the Biafrans?
Why are some Nigerians not facing International court judgment because of genocidal cleansing war tactic of food and drug blockade that was against war expeditions Humanitarian Convention?
The truth was that Europe and America are like a coven that formed United Nations for their continuing post-colonial enslavement of weaker countries. They connect amongst themselves for a singular purpose of exploiting weaker countries.
America, UK, Europe want African countries to prosecute their leaders and citizens who are fraudsters both in government commonwealth looting sprees and general 419ners, but they will never prosecute the banks and institutions that are aiding such fraudulent acts in their own countries. In legal jargon, I was informed that in a case of fraud, both the initiator and collaborator are culprits. Do an arithmetic test and reflect on how many American, UK, or European, especially Switzerland banks have been prosecuted for aiding African leaders looting sprees into their vaults. Rather, we only ask them to return back the loot and that’s the end of the case. Anyway, this is not the topic of the day.
The United Nations Composition is very clear and only a discerning spirit will see the imbalances and injustices that United Nations membership entailed.
The truth of Britain’s support for Nigeria government invasion of Biafra land was not in anyway related to keeping Nigeria together but for two basic necessities. 1. For economic survival, and 2. To maintain policies directions of Nigeria as their Incorporated Venture.
(Stay tuned to the series continuation next week – TRACK THE Divine Inspired TRUTH about NIGERIA)
Dr. Sunny Oby Maduka (DSM), is an Author, Resource Personality, Management Consultant/ Trainer, Chartered/Certified – Au d i t o r / A c c o u n t a n t , Financial Compliance Expert, Economic/Political Analyst Strategist, Marine Expert and Motivationist)
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