The Biafra Agitation is a Ticking Time Bomb – Comedian, I Go Dye Advises FG on Solution

A popular Nigerian stand-up comedian, I Go Dye, has opened up on the real solution to the lingering Biafra agitation led by Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

File photo: Comedian, I Go Dye honoured by Chief of Army Staff, Buratai
 While speaking in an exclusive interview with Premium Times at an event in Lagos on Tuesday, popular Nigerian comedian, Francis Agoda a.k.a I Go Dye, said that good governance is the real solution to the lingering Biafra agitation.
In a swift reaction to the recent military invasion of the South-east and the categorisation of IPOB as a terrorist organisation, the stand-up comedian noted that dialogue, which is being proposed, will not resolve the lingering issue because it is a stopgap.
He said, “The real solution to the lingering IPOB crisis lies in giving every Nigerian that satisfaction that can only be obtained through good governance, providing justice as well as the equal distribution of our collective wealth to the citizenry. The federal government cannot continue to apply the same method towards solving this kind of agitations.”
He added that inequality and injustice are some of the reasons why the clamour for Biafra still persists.
 
“The Biafra agitation is a ticking time bomb. We must not forget how the killings of Ken Saro-Wiwa and Mohammed Yusuf led to militancy in the Niger Delta and Boko Haram in the country. The government should consider an alternative dispute resolution, take on a civil approach with reasonable compassion to all concerned.”
The comedian also lamented the high level of unemployment as one of the reasons why militancy and IPOB exists.
 
“We can sit in the comfort of our homes and fail to realise that so many people have lost hope even in the midst of plenty But, the truth remains that there is so much hunger and joblessness in the land. This is why several agitations exist in Nigeria.
“The government needs to extend the basic needs like food, shelter, healthcare and education to all Nigerians. With this simple logic and reason without adopting the ‘gun’ approach, the ‘patriotic spirit’ in those agitating for Biafra will be destroyed.”

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  • Hausa’s n Yoruba’s a very v wicket, they that does not have oil,they a d only ones in Nigeria who owns oil well y,they a d ones who head oil companies, head of ministry, head of military, head of government, so d other tribes a fools,they could ave control military n agriculture, n leave oil n fishing n business for south east n south south, was not buhari that said Johnathan finished national treasury, so which money is he using to flew abroad for his sickness everyday, wat proceed did d money come from ,is not from Niger delta n south east n south south *,they drew our oil to artificial land refinary they built on land in Kaduna n stealing our oil through pipelines their refinery n refused us for our resources control, Jonathan built no less than six schools in d north,but d only one he built in place that was yet to start buhari closed it down,weather u like it or we a now tire of staying to get her as one Nigeria, n if d not refused to let us go,then no it from today that d Nigeria of today is a time bomb that will explode for separation,n it will happen one day,we a not afraid to die,is not like before that u shine on us with ur big big federal govt ammunition ,also now god is our ammunition

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