IPOB bans Nigerian anthem, introduces Biafran anthem in South-East schools
IPOB Director of State, Mr. Chika Edoziem, disclosed that effective from Monday night Nigeria National anthem is prohibited in South-Eastern schools, the message was contained in his New Year message to the group members.
Furthermore he added that school authorities in the region would henceforth teach the students how to recite “the Biafran national anthem.”
The director of state revealed that the group’s supporters across the world would embark on a massive campaign to ensure the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial for an alleged treasonable felony at a court in Abuja.
Edoziem said: “The following are some of the programmes and actions which the leadership will vigorously pursue in 2022. These are the ones we can make public for now. Others will be made known at the appropriate time.
“We will embark on worldwide campaign for the unconditional release of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (A Prisoner of Conscience). The campaign will be called the ‘prisoner of conscience campaign’.
“In furtherance of this campaign, all IPOB family members, Biafrans and friends of Biafra are hereby urged to change their profile pictures on social media with our official campaign poster.
“Secondly, all IPOB families worldwide are hereby directed to activate the earlier instruction passed down to them. We shall embark on a worldwide protest in cities and capitals around the world. The focus of our protest shall be British embassies, the British Parliament, 10 Downing Street, the Kenyan Embassies, the Zoo Nigerian embassies and International Organizations like the United Nations, the European Union, Amnesty International and media houses.
“The DOS will be creating a new department in IPOB to add to those already existing under the directorate of state. The department will be designated as the IPOB education department.
“Primary responsibility is to teach our history, language, tradition and culture to our children. We have about three books that will be published this new year in furtherance of this.
“After the head of this department is made public, Biafran writers will be called upon to bring forward books and educational materials to be published for our children in primary and secondary schools.
“Beginning from tonight, no more Nigerian national anthems in all schools in Biafraland. Our children must no longer be reminded daily that they are under oppression by singing the national anthem of the oppressor. School authorities and proprietors have a responsibility to teach our children our national anthem: The Biafran National Anthem.”