As the COVID-19 continues to spread, the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu has announced an additional donation of five hundred (N500M) million Naira to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Biafra land as donors continue to support the movement.
Making the announcement on Friday in an audio broadcast made available to the Nation, the IPOB leader said the contingency fund was from IPOB’s coffers.
He said that part of the fund would be used to ensure that some hospitals located at strategic centres in the Southeast zone are equipped to tackle the scourge.
“We never knew that the virus is coming, we have commitments all over the world, we committed an initial N50 million but had to provide additional N500million to make sure all and sundry is catered for while we prepare our people for what is to come.”
He further revealed that “two Governors from both South-East and South-South has pledged to support with logistics where necessary”.
He said that N300 million would be budgeted to fight the disease, adding that the initial N50 million that would be available will be used to also pay the nurses and doctors that would be hired to do the work.
“We will establish one hospital in every state of Biafra including Edo State. We are going to open a food store for the people. If you are to confine the people at home, you must make sure they don’t die of hunger. We are even going to feed those who are not IPOB members. This is what advanced countries are doing for their people,” he said.
“I want this message to go viral because the backing we have been soliciting for from governors has gotten a node” Many of the governors in the region has signalled their willingness to join the movement” he revealed.