As Nigerian naira keeps depreciating day by day, the Movement for
Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has said that
people in South East (Biafra land) will soon start using it currency to
buy things and shop in the region.
Speaking in Onitsha, Anambra State, the MASSOB Anambra North Director
of Finance, Mr Martins Ezeaka, said since the value of the naira has
depreciated, the group may reintroduce the Biafran currency and make
people use it in South East, as it did in 2011.
It would be recalled that MASSOB former leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike
had on February 27, 2011 launched the Biafran currency, vehicles,
motorcycle plate numbers and driver’s licence.
According to Ezeaka, “now that the naira has depreciated, it is to the
advantage of Biafra currency because you can buy things with Biafran
money at a very cheap price.
“We can now consolidate our finance sector with valuable economy to
meet the world standard and we attribute this feat to our brain,
resourcefulness and holistic approach to the struggle for a Biafran
Ezeka stressed that corruption was responsible for the disparity in the
exchange rate of naira in the official and parallel market.
He said; “It is corruption in the financial sector that made the naira
to exchange for N200 officially and about N350 in the black market,” he
Also contributing, the MASSOB Director of Agriculture in the zone,
Comrade Obaji Obaji, said Biafran land is fertilised naturally for
enough healthy farm produce, adding that for now Biafra has food that
can sustain it until a Biafran state is actualised.
“We now go into mechanised agriculture in places like, Adani, Igbariam,Atani, Nsukka, Abakaliki, Ogbaru among others,” he said.
(Culled from Daily Sun)