How would you fix a problem in your country? A president responded: “That IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they will have no access to anywhere.
“And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties, I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about.
“In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organise the police and the military to pursue them.” – Mr. Buhari, President of Nigeria in AriseTV interview
Note the phrase “a dot in a circle” and the most unfortunate, equating IPOB to the whole Igbo Nation.
Mr. President, I am very disappointed with your view of Nigeria and Southeast Nigeria. As a General, I am very confident that you attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru where they taught you about the nation.
You fought in the Biafra war. But one of the finest moments in Nigeria was when the cholera vaccine invented during the Biafra war by Prof Njoku Obi was later used by WHO to stop the Kano cholera outbreak in 1972. Two things happened there: Nigeria was uniting and the nation was moving on! Yet, you never allow this to just go!
You keep missing moments to bring the nation together. Associating lawbreakers with a tribe is unfortunate. You had an opportunity to say the “dot people” are everywhere in Nigeria, and those causing problems do not represent them. That the “dot people” are everywhere in Nigeria is a sign they actually believe in Nigeria.
Mr. President, open your mind to be a president for ALL NIGERIANS. Live your moment. Everyone is a victim in Nigeria but you can help ALL RISE.---
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