When I was a kid, my father used to tell me stories of people who were freedom fighters. In one of his educative tales, I was able to learn that gaining freedom does not mean being free from all problems. In fact, the moral of the last story he told me emphasized the consequences that come with independence.
It's no longer news that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOP) has been agitation for a referendum to restore the Biafran Nation. The IPOP movement was championed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is the founder and sole leader of the group. Following his desire for a referendum, many people have in the past tagged him a freedom fighter. However, the view of the public remains indifferent. The Civil War that took place in Nigeria some years ago was a result of this Biafra movement and till today, IPOP members are still agitating despite losing in the war.
As the IPOP group agitates for a referendum, there are two problems that they may face if they happen to gain the freedom which they seek.
1. Financial Problems.
One of the major problems that most nations in the world are facing is a financial crisis. It will be very difficult for a new nation to gain a stable economy that can sustain the citizens, however, it will likely result in civil unrest and great famine. Igbo clans are divided into just 5 states in Nigeria and none of them produce have oil which is the major revenue in the country, however, it will very difficult to set up a nation without good resources to boost its economy.
2. Set Back In Business And Lose Of Jobs.
This is another big problem that will affect almost everyone. The Igbos are well known for running different businesses outside their lands, many are in the north and some are in the south, however, declaring Biafra nation will mean that many billions worth of businesses will crash and some abandoned. Also, those who are working in the various regions of the country might lose their jobs.
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