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Gov Peter Mbah Makes Case For Nnamdi Kanu’s Release For Peace In South East

by Victor Ndubuisi

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a group that has been declared illegal, has been asked for release by Peter Mbah, the recently sworn-in governor of Enugu State.

According to Newsmen, the governor announced the decision on Thursday, following a Security Council meeting at the Government House in Enugu, the state capital, where he also served as the meeting’s chair.

After the meeting, Mbah spoke with media and asserted that the release of the IPOB leader was essential for the South East to experience peace as well as for the quickening of Nigeria’s necessary healing.

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Therefore, the governor encouraged Tinubu to advocate for Kanu’s release, which will demonstrate how his administration has extended a hand of brotherly fellowship to the Igbo.


He said: “We believe that his release will expedite the healing process Nigeria needs at this time. It will also be a pointer to his administration’s extension of brotherly hands of fellowship to Ndigbo.”

The governor declared that as of June 6 there will be no sit-at-home activities in any part of the state, highlighting how these activities limit the state’s ability to be creative, entrepreneurial, and productive.

Mbah said that in order to “bring lasting peace and security” to the state, the administration would “discuss with people who have genuine grievances.”

He said: “The creativity and sense of industry of Ndi Igbo are remarkable. Our DNA is wired with commercial and entrepreneurial prowess.

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“If this is what we are known by, then it becomes inconsistent with reality that the spirit of entrepreneurship, commerce and creativity are killed every Monday in our land. Our restless spirit of industry abhors laxity and indolence.

“The idea behind sitting at home on Monday, the first working and business day of the week, is abominable and antithetical to greatness and the spirit of the industry we profess to have inherited from our forebears. This cannot be us. It does colossal damage to us.”


He said for the government to transition from a public service economy to a private sector-driven one, the state must be “free from the shackles of restriction to commerce”.

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“Therefore, those that strike on Mondays, putting restrictions in the way of our Igbo spirit of creativity, cannot be our true representatives. They kill our spirit,” he said.



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