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Biafra, a Word For The Wise – From Dan Elombah


The Igbo Nation to which I belong seems to me to be drifting badly. As we now see enemies everywhere. We now complain and complain and complain. We cry and cry and cry, we bicker and bicker and bicker. We are now agitators as if any person or group or persons or society became successful by agitation.

Once a list is produced from Government we start looking for Igbo names. Once a list of retirees is released we start shouting if there are Igbo names.

Even DANGOTE a private man running a private company is taken to task by Igbos because non of his factories are in Igbo land. Nobody is asking Coscharis why his car manufacturing plant is in Lagos but Dangote must build his sugar plant in Onitsha over 1000 km from the sugarcane farms.

For those of you who care to listen I have news for you

1. No one is going to offer you anything for FREE. YOU can cry and cry and complain all day long if you want to. The guarantee you will get is that they will give you more things to CRY about. So if you don’t like the situation then use your money, your resources and your capacity to build up your own land and your own people. If you don’t want to do this but prefer to keep crying then you are out of luck. PLEASE READ *WHO MOVED MY CHEESE* this book sums up the Igbo situation in Nigeria today.

2. As the book I recommended says ……. *THE CHEESE HAS MOVED* So move with the cheese. If you sit and cry as IPOB and their supporters are doing you get nothing. Keep up and keep crying *WHO MOVED MY CHEESE* and guess what, nobody cares for a grown man that is a *CRY BABY* NATURE, the Universe and its Kingdoms has a set of rules and it is *survival of the fittest* the LION will always seek out gazelles or antelopes to feast on. It’s not because they hate the gazelles but it is because they MUST survive, and the lions must feed their children. If the gazelle sits down crying all day that the lion would not stop eating him and his family he will surely get eaten next. In fact the weak gazelles get eaten first. And anyone in business knows that human nature follows these same rules.

My advise to the few Igbos that still have functional thinking faculty is …… *don’t let these IPOB people take away your determination to succeed.*

If you start thinking like them you are doomed. They are already doomed and since *misery loves company* they will be happy taking you down with them.

3. The rise of IPOB AND it’s hate mongering has made it highly improbable for the Igbo to build a nationwide coalition in Nigeria any time soon. The hate and fear spread by IPOB and it’s leader NNAMDI Kanu has retarded to us as Igbos ten folds. As Sonny says *_Every Action brings with it an equal and opposite reaction_*

However I think the reaction towards us and our people in the future will be unequal as it will be far worst and spread over tens of years. We may indeed have sealed the *FATE* of the younger Igbos coming after us ( _or should I say they sealed their own fate as they are the ones supporting IPOB_) and they may indeed need a new NATION ( Biafra or whatever they want to call it when the time comes ) in the future to contend with the backlash Igbos will experience from the people we have poured out all these venomous HATE messages, acerbic HATE speeches and the timid ethnic agenda of IPOB.

4. The ethnic agenda and ethnic politics of IPOB and some misguided Igbo elders can only back fire. Ethnicity has no place in the modern World of the 21st century. This century is being run and directed by innovations and it will be shaped by three technologies 

A. *Nano Technology* 

B. *Artifical Intelligence* 

C. *Digital Connectivity*

There is nothing in these three that says anything about your tribe or your religion or your language or your ethnicity. IPOB and it’s supporters the ones here on this platform and out there are playing a loosing game. It’s like a game of basket ball in which the basket is on the court and IPOB has the ball running towards the stream miles away to throw the ball into the water. They think that will win them the game. But unfortunately they are way way off mark.

I find it hard to hold conversations with the unintelligent people running IPOB and their supporters. So I don’t expect them to understand this message. This message is NOT for them. It is left for those Igbos with absolute functioning brains make use of them it to think inductively.

There is an old saying that goes ….

*You cannot discuss Rocket Science with a colony of monkeys, because all the monkeys want to do and talk about is how to get the next BUNCH of bananas*

COPIED: September 2017.

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