The IPOB leader warned food item traders in South East (Biafra land), against inflating the prices of their goods and compounding the problems of the people who have been subjected to sit at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kanu made this known in a radio broadcast, where he told Biafrans that this is not the time to be selfish and parochial, but a time to come together to save as many lives as possible by being their brother’s keeper and sharing whatever they have to save lives.
Kanu also told Biafrans that their preparation for eventualities against coronavirus have to be multifaceted, adding that they must adopt a siege mentality against the pandemic virus and see it as one that is threatening their lives and above all, Biafra existence.
“We must, as traders, change our mindset about making money from this situation at the detriment of our brothers and sisters. We should know that we are in a war with both the invisible enemy, coronavirus and the visible enemy, Nigerian government that has refused to provide relief materials and testing centres for Biafrans.
“Hiking prices of food items and materials to fight coronavirus at this critical time does not make any sense. If you do it, you are evil, wicked and such evil money will never be useful to you because it is like blood money, you subjected your brothers and sisters to horrible situation to make the money.
“We must look at each other as an extension of ourselves because if we allow hunger to drive some of our brothers and sisters out to the streets and they contact the pandemic virus, they will bring it home to infect all of us. So, we must extend whatever food and anti-coronavirus kits we have to our sisters and brothers and even our neighbours to avoid bringing home the deadly pandemic virus,” he said.
Kanu, who is on exile, alleged that the Federal Government deliberately want Biafrans to die by allegedly refusing to locate a testing centre in Biafran states, just as it refused to extend relief materials to Biafran states.
Nnamdi Kanu also warned Igbo politicians, challenges the Igbo billionaires, Kanu said he regretted that politicians who will soon come to seek votes from people are nowhere to be seen now to assist the people with food materials and anti-coronavirus kits to save the life of the people.
“I, therefore, urge my fellow Biafrans to forget about the politicians who have been deceiving them and pretending to care for you when they do not care. This is the time to know that they care, but they are nowhere to be found with food and relief materials.
Challenging Igbo billionaires, Kanu urged them to use the money they are donating to the Federal Government of Nigeria, which I know will not be used on Biafrans, to provide food and anti-coronavirus kits for our people. They should have used the money to set up testing centres in Biafran land instead of giving it to people and government that wants us dead.