The proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra has expressed dissatisfaction Thursday’s planned visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Imo State.
The group on Monday evening declared Thursday as a Sit-at-home protest over the president’s visit.
The declaration was made by one of the IPOB executives, Mazi Chika Edoziem, stated this on Monday.
IPOB declared that Nigeria’s president is not “welcomed into Imo State, Biafra Land on Thursday, September 9, 2021.”
According to him, “all the traditional rulers, all ndi iche and every Biafran should stay away from any ceremony organised by Hope Uzodimma to welcome him.”
IPOB equally declared total lock down of Biafra on that day.
Recall that Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed that President Buhari would visit the state on Thursday.
The governor said this at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri.
Uzodinma had stated that his trip to Abuja was to “address some political matters and some critical issues.”
He announced that the President would commission “significant projects” while in Imo.
He had listed roads constructed through federal government/World Bank intervention and Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management (NEWMAP) projects.
“Imo has been able to attract additional support from Mr. President on the management of some ecological problems in the state,” he had said.