May 30, 2024

Biafra Day: Students defy sit-at-home order, writes WAEC in Ebonyi

Biafra Day: Students defy sit-at-home order, writes WAEC in Ebonyi

Secondary school students in Ebonyi State, Thursday defied the directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to write their West African Examinations Council, WAEC.

IPOB had through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, declared May 30th as sit-at-home to honour those who died during the civil war.

Disclosing how sacrosanct the day is IPOB noted that “Annually, we celebrate 30th of May as our heroes and heroine’s day when we remember the men and women who died that we may live, before, during, and after the Nigeria genocidal war against Biafrans between 1967 and 1970 and beyond and even until now.

“30th of May is solemn memorial day for Biafrans. To honor our heroes and heroines. Biafrans are asked to observe this one (1) day sit-at-home in reverence to the spirits of our departed heroes who fought for us to be alive today.

“Every Biafran in Biafra territory is expected to sit-at-home on this day and reflect on the danger of the force unity called Nigeria that have taken millions of lives of Biafrans. Other Biafrans outside Biafra territory are also encouraged to honor our heroes by observing the sit-at-home if possible or by limiting their activities on this day.

“To that effect, IPOB directs all schools, government offices, Private offices, Banks, transport unions, market unions and private individuals to shut down all operations in honor of our heroes and heroines on Thursday, May 30, 2024”.

However, Vanguard observed that the students in the three zones in Ebonyi State are currently writing their examinations under the supervision of the Commissioner of Education, Prof. Nwobasi.

The commissioner while speaking on the Examination, lauded the governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Ogbonna Erishi Nwifuru, for providing adequate security to schools.