The Customary Government of Biafra has appointed new administrators for Nigeria and California, in the United States of America.
According to Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, who is the Vision Bearer of the Indigenous People of Biafra, the new Administrator is Dr Joseph Agbo, a senior lecturer at the Ebonyi State University Abakaliki.
Dr Agbo is also the Director of Political Education in the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN). The Customary Government is powered by MOBIN.
In a similar development, the Customary Government has also appointed an Envoy and Administrator for the Biafrans in the State of California, United States of America.
The Administrator and Envoy is Ifeoma Caroline Nwadike, an American based journalist and publisher of Ifomatic Blog. Speaking about the appointments, which were announced at the annual General General meeting of the CG-IPOB (Customary Government of the Indigenous People of Biafra), Emekesiri, said that the appointment will last for three years, and may be renewed upon satisfactory performance.
“The Customary Government recognizes the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and does not oppose the Nigerian Government. The Customary Government is an internal governmental structure for the Biafrans created under the Nigerian Customary Law by Deed of Customary Government which accepts that the Biafrans are Nigerians by citizenship but Biafrans by indigenous identity as provided by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples, Res 61/295 of 2007.
The Customary Government is powered by the political arm of the Biafran struggle known as the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN), the political movement that engages in both national and international politics in the interest of Biafrans.
By this appointment, Agbo and Nwadike becomes the first Administrators of the Customary Government of Biafra in Nigeria and California respectively.
The CG was initially headed by an overall Administrator, who was Engineer Anthony Aniebue.
Emekesiri, who is also the Chairman of MOBIN, also announced the redeployment of Mrs Lilian Obiechina, from the Directorate of Trade and Investment to the Directorate of Employment and Economic Empowerment.