Regarding French Ambassador to Nigeria Saying “Biafra has no future”

By Igbo Focus
12
th March 2017

According to the Guardian Newspaper, Denys Gauer, the French Ambassador to Nigeria, had told them that, France would not in anyway work with any group agitating for the dismemberment of the nation.

“We are working with Nigeria and we are supporting it as the only country. This is absolutely clear and I don’t think there is any kind of future for Biafra. They are part of Nigeria and Nigeria has to remain as the only country,” he reportedly said.

First of all, self-determination is not the dismemberment of the nation. It is seeking for independence. Scotland is seeking independence from Britain; it doesn’t mean that Scotland is planning dismemberment of Britain. When United Kingdom left European Union, it didn’t cause it to disintegrate. When South Sudan left Sudan it didn’t cause Sudan to disintegrate. California is seeking for independence; it would not cause United States of America to disintegrate. So one should know what one is talking about especially if the person is an ambassador.

For a start, has Nigeria got any future? For over 56 years Nigeria gained independence, what has the country got to show for it other than corruption? The main question is what has Nigeria got to show for its 56 years of independence. Or let the French Ambassador tell us how many of the countries France colonized in Africa have had any future he is talking about? What have these countries French colonized achieved in their life span? For so many years, many African countries gained independent from France, these countries are still struggling – no future for them because French government like its British counterpart kept them down. The same thing they are doing over and over, all the British and French governments are doing are setting these countries up with bad leaders – every bad leader would be their choice – keep him there as he is doing some damages to the country. And with our help every good leader must be kicked out.

Today all over the world, they know Nigeria as a corrupt country or her subjects as fraudsters. But funny enough, majority of these countries (especially Britain, France) want Nigeria to remain as it is – no change at all because it suits them fine that way. Perhaps they love it that Nigerians are fraudsters or Nigeria is corrupt. Perhaps they love deporting Nigerians who came to their countries to escape hardship in Nigeria. Even so, they love it when Nigerians are drowning in the ocean trying to cross over to Europe to escape hardship. They enjoy it more when they see Nigerians buried in the Sahara desert trying to walk to Europe.

As a consequence, according to French Ambassador, we should remain in Nigeria as it is, don’t make any attempt to correct nothing, he loves it that way.

They say one bad apple spoils the rest. Considering the population of Nigeria, the 2013 population figures put Nigeria as 173 million. So if 2% of Nigerians are fraudsters and 2% of British or French people are fraudsters, people will tend to hear that of Nigeria more because they are more in population even though in comparison 2% is the same as French or British fraudsters.

Let us put it in another way: Population of France is 65 million; Britain is 55 million; Ireland is 5 million; Belgium is 11 million; Netherlands (Holland) is 16 million; Luxembourg is 1 million; Switzerland is 8 million; Denmark is 6 million; Norway 5 million; etc.

If you add the total population of these countries listed above, they will give a total of 172 million. Therefore, Nigeria is bigger if you put all these countries France, Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands (Holland), Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark, and Norway together.

Now, a person telling you that France, Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands (Holland), Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark and Norway should stick together – is that person doing you a good thing or a bad thing?

They know it that, it is impossible for all these countries: France, Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands (Holland), Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark and Norway to remain as one – even French or British government cannot manage that magnitude of countries joining into one.

Put it this way, if you cannot manage a supermarket, why not manage a shop at least you will be able to manage the shop better than a supermarket. If you are running a supermarket and you don’t know what you are doing, people will be walking into the supermarket and taking whatever they like and walking off without you knowing it because supermarket is too large for you to notice what’s happening. Your money will be going down the drain every day because you’re losing money day in day out – no accountability. And the moment you tell those stealing from you that you would want to have a shop instead of the supermarket; they will be angry and will advise you not to do it.

The same case can be said regarding the British and French governments, they are advising Nigerian government to leave it as it is, leave it big because no accountability, they (British and French) can just walk in at any time and steal something they like and walk out again without anybody noticing it - after all Nigerians are fraudsters and the country is corrupt where anything goes. Don’t change nothing, leave it like that for us, we the French and the British love it like that.

 

 

 

 

Biafra has no future, says France

12th March 2017

Less than one week after Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, dealt a blow on agitators of Biafra, the bid to actualise a sovereign state has suffered yet another set back.

Buratai had told proponents of separation that they will not achieve their aim in his lifetime.

“I want to call on all the agitators for separation and other acts of destabilisation to forget it, not in this era, not in this millennium…  I think they have to wait till may be the next three or four millennia for them to do that. That is, may be the next generation of officers and men will allow them at all,” he had said at a programme in Abuja.

However, the French government, which threw its weight behind Biafra in the 1967 secession bid, has ruled out any support for the secession of any part of the country, particularly Biafra.

Denys Gauer, the country’s ambassador to Nigeria, told The Guardian, that France would not in anyway work with any group agitating for the dismemberment of the nation.

“We are working with Nigeria and we are supporting it as the only country. This is absolutely clear and I don’t think there is any kind of future for Biafra. They are part of Nigeria and Nigeria has to remain as the only country,” he reportedly said.

Speaking against the backdrop of France’s previous support for Biafra during the civil war, Gauer said Nigeria has evolved since the civil war.

Gauer said France is working with Nigeria in its fight against insurgency, and that the fight against Boko Haram has brought the two countries together, more than before.

Reacting to the envoy’s comment, Uchenna Madu, Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), said the struggle for Biafra “is real and cannot be stopped by any man created by God”.

“We in MASSOB do not believe what he said because that does not represent the position of France. France is a friend of Biafra and even during the Nigeria/Biafra war, they assisted us so much,” the newspaper quoted him as saying.

“In this current agitation for Biafra, France has sympathy for us. We advise our people to disregard what he said.”

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Regarding French Ambassador to Nigeria Saying “Biafra has no future”

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