Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), has announced the abolishment of all forms of sit-at-home in the South-East region. Instead, he declared that every Monday will be observed as Economic Empowerment Day (EED) in the area.
In a statement by IPoB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the EED is described as a day dedicated to mass mobilization for the betterment of Biafrans’ economic, educational, and social needs. The move comes as a response to the misuse and abuse of the sit-at-home exercise, which was initially adopted as part of IPoB’s agitation for a sovereign state of Biafra.
The statement further explained that during the EED exercise, Biafrans are encouraged to utilize their resources for the empowerment of the educationally disadvantaged and economically challenged population. The focus will be on providing opportunities for education, employment, health services, and fostering a sense of identity and community.
By reclaiming their lost glory and fostering empowerment, the Eastern region aims to thrive and grow, leveraging the renowned qualities of Biafrans – hard work, resilience, and achievements. The introduction of EED signifies a shift away from unsanctioned Monday sit-at-home orders, urging strict adherence to routine calendar schedules to compensate for the time lost due to previous sit-at-home activities.
With the sit-at-home abolished and the introduction of Economic Empowerment Day, Nnamdi Kanu seeks to promote progress and development in the South-East, paving the way for a brighter future for Biafrans.