A former Nigeria presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has stated that he would grant sovereignty to Biafra and Oduduwa Republic once he’s elected President. ayokinews.com reports
Garba made this known in a post shared on his official Facebook page, where he stated that he would be granting autonomous sovereignty to Biafra and Oduduwa Republics by giving the right to be identified as Biafrans and Odu’as but also the suzerain right as Nigerians.
Taking to his official Facebook page, Adamu Garba wrote: “When I have the opportunity, I will change Country’s name to “The Nigerian Federation “ and grant sovereign autonomy to republic of Biafra and Oduduwa, all under the “Suzerainty” of the Nigerian Federation. Everyone will be respected. That’s all.
“Every single thing I said we will do we will do, insha Allahu. Granting autonomous sovereignty to Biafra and Oduduwa republics gives them freedom to be identified as Biafrans/Odu’as but also the suzerain right as Nigerians. e.g A member of Biafra Republic under the Nigerian Federation.
“So they can have right to self rule according to their culture and believes and views of the world. They can have a functional Parliament including an elected President. But the Parliament and the President would have to be approved by the Nigerian Federation.
“They will have autonomy in administration of their economic operations and resources under their lands with some shares of it coming to the Nigerian Federation Central Pool Reserve. They can also tackle the internal security challenges within their sovereign domain.
“However, the macroeconomic management have to be from the Nigerian Federation, foreign policy matters would have to be handled by the Nigerian Federation and the General security outside their sovereign autonomous region would have to be handled by the Nigerian Federation.
Speaking on the issuance of currency, Garba stated that the regionalized government would be using the using a central currency issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria. He also maintained that the defense would be centralized while the police will be regionalized.
“The Nigerian Central Bank would remain the central issuing house for all the Federation and the Nigerian Naira would remain the central currency. Nigerian Military, the Federal Security network (DSS, NIA, etc) would have to be from the center. But Nigerian Police would have to be regionalized.
“So you have the presence of police under the exclusive control of the Regional Republics of Biafra, Oduduwa, etc.
“With this configuration, we would have solve the political problems affecting our country, which often leads to marginalization and eventual security issues.
“We would have given opportunity for all regions that wants a republic to build capacity for their internal security and come up with effective governance model for the approval of the Nigerian Federation’s General Assembly under the Federation’s President.
“This is the best way to reconfigure Nigeria and provide a lasting peace, respect, stability and economic growth for all members of the Federation.”