February 20, 2017

By Chinedu Solomon

Marginalisation, or social exclusion, is the concept of intentionally forcing or keeping a person or group of people in an undesirable societal position. It's the process of making a group or class of people feel less important or relegated to a secondary position i.e. When one class of people is regarded as second class people or citizens.

An old Igbo adage says “He who doesn't know where the rain started beating him/her won't know when and where the rain will stop.

It is no longer news that the purpose of ‘One Nigeria’ is to keep Biafrans in a perpetual servitude while the milking of the abundant resources from the region continues unabated

The only time Hausa-Fulani and their Yoruba counterparts speaks with one voice is when marginalization of Igbos and other Biafran clan is in progress. According to Obasanjo in one of his speech “Nigerians only come together when it's time to Marginalise Igbos”.

Recently, Nigerian government presented a $30billion loan before its Senate for approval.

The projects billed to benefit from the said loans are the Mambila Hydro Electric Power project, which will get 4.8billion dollars and the Abuja Mass Rail Transit project, phase two getting 1.6billion dollars.

About 2.4billion dollars will go to the Lagos-Kano Railway Modernization Project; 1.3billion dollars is specifically for the Lagos-Ibadan segment, and 1.1billion dollars will go to the Kano-Kaduna segment.

The agents of Marginalization mischievously smuggled in Completion of the Railway Modernization Coastal project from Calabar to Port Harcourt as a way of painting the whole scenario to look like an inclusive project.

While other regions (North and Southwest) were getting new projects, the federal government asked Biafrans (SS/SE) to “go and die”.

According to the finance ministry, the remaining money would be invested in education and rebuilding of Bokoharam ravaged northeast.

With obnoxious Northern ideology which sees Biafraland as a conquered territory and should be Marginalized and ignored; Southeast was entirely excluded from the loan, and no single project in the S/East.

Sir Ahmadu Bello, the father of marginalization, stated on October 12th, 1960 that “the new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather, Othman Danfodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We must use the minorities in the North as willing tools and the South as conquered territories and never allow them to rule over us or have control over their future.

Though Ahmadu Bello delivered the message, the British government was the first to handed over marginalization template to northern oligarchy before leaving Nigerian shores.

The British government is very angry with Biafrans for spearheading the campaign that leads to Nigeria independence in 1960. To Britain, Biafrans ended colonial rule in Nigeria and for that reason should be punished.

The marginalization of the old Eastern region didn't start today. British government perfected the plans when they rigged 1962-63 census exercise in favour of North. The rigged census gave Northern region more parliamentary seats on which the power of every region was based.

The same census gave the North more revenue allocation and not revenue generation because they bring nothing to the table.

The British government in-love of Biafran oil was interested in whom will protect her economic interests in Nigeria. Shell Oil Company is one of those investments that Britain is fighting to protect in expense of Biafrans’ well-being and fundamental human rights.

The higher level of criminality practices going on between the British government and Northern oligarchy has beclouded every atom of humanity in Britain's nature.

We are not saying that every British citizen is involved in this criminality, a quiet number of good UK citizens has started asking questions why their government kept them in oblivion over her foreign policy? It is because UK foreign policy supports suppression and genocide.

In a recent ranking, It has been proved that UK is the highest in sponsoring genocide all over the world. They're busy in Yemen doing what they do best. Arming Saudi Coalition the way they armed Nigerian government during 1967-70 Nigeria-Biafra civil war, so doing it in Yemen won't be a new thing.

The atrocities of UK in Yemen made me contact her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth through her Twitter Handled and asked her where and when did humanity disappear from the UK? And she told me in black and white that UK is the second highest arm dealing country after the US, that they can't control whom to sell weapons to.

It is the duty of good citizens of UK to stage a rally to protest against British government's foreign policy or risk being an object of mockery and possible social stigma.

It is on record that Biafran resources have been an oxygen sustaining the Nigerian contraption since the inception of the luggardian factory and we have been killed, raped, dehumanised and brutalised for God's blessings.

Unfortunately, the marginalization of Biafrans will not stop until Biafra Nation is restored and sovereignty returned to the people.

The truth is bitter and can be difficult to admit, but it is the only path to light.

Edited by Mazi Collins
Published by IPOB Writers
Twitter: @ipob-writers
Email: ipobwriters@ipob.org
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