The Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra has appointed an Envoy and Administrator for Malaysia.
The Customary Government also announced the appointment of two attaches who will be working with the Administrator in the South East Asian country.
According to a letter dated 19th August 2020, and addressed to the Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Hamzah Zainudin, Dr Ray Ikechukwu Jacob has been appointed to manage the affairs of the Biafran people in the country.
The letter was signed by
Barrister Emeka John Chigozie Emekesiri, Chairman of the Governing Council
Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra.
Dr Jacob it said, is a Research Fellow, Educationist, an ordained clergyman and a former staff of the University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
It also introduced Mr Uchenna Kenechukwu Delavega Anyakora, a First Class graduate of Information Technology, from the University of New Castle, Malaysia as its Director of Security and Allied Matters (attache).
Mr Tochukwu Camillus Egbosi on his part, was also appointed as the Director of Trade & Socio-Political Affairs, of the Biafran people in Malaysia.
Egbosi is also a graduate of Computer Science & Cyber Security, Lincoln University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Barrister Emeka Emekesiri explained in the letter that the appointments became necessary, as most Nigerians in Malaysia are actually Biafrans, whose affairs can be better managed by the Envoy, who can assist the Malaysian Government in managing their internal affairs.
The Letter of Introduction further read; “We are the custodians of the Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra which oversees and manages the affairs of the remnants of the Biafrans who are scattered in all parts of the world on self-exile since after the war between Biafra and Nigeria in 1970. Following the collapse of the Republic of Biafra and the loss of her sovereignty, some of our people who could not endure the persecutions and humiliations we faced and still face in Nigeria went on self-exile to foreign countries.
“Others who could not escape the ordeals remained in their homeland and were granted the Nigerian citizenship and permitted to practise their Customary Law pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Thus, we are Nigerians by citizenship and subject to the Nigerian law but Biafrans by indigenous identity and practising our Customary Law under the Nigerian Legal System until we gain independence by due process of law. We are therefore a nation within a nation-state.
“The Biafrans have migrated to all parts of the world in their great numbers. We can confirm that there is a large Biafran Community in Malaysia. Also, the Biafran Babies who were evacuated from the war and carried to various countries of the world to save them from starvation and death have now grown to large communities desiring to reconnect with their ancestral roots.
“It is therefore with great pleasure that we introduce our Customary Government Envoy and Administrator in Malaysia”, it stated in part.
Recall that in July 2020, the Customary Government of Biafra also appointed an Envoy and Administrator for the Republic of South Africa.