Biafra agitation suffers a major setback as Britain says it will not allow Nigeria to break up
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Biafra agitation suffers a major setback as Britain says it will not allow Nigeria to break up


- The IPOB agitation for Biafra republic has suffered a big blow



- IPOB had insisted that it would secede from Nigeria



- But the British government said the UK remained firm in its support

for one Nigeria



The renewed agitation by the members of Independent People of Biafra

(IPOB) to secede from Nigeria has suffered a major setback as the

British authority vowed that it would not allow Nigeria to break up.





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CAMPUSNAIJA.info gathered that the British High Commissioner to

Nigeria, Paul Arkwright stated that the United Kingdom is behind one

and indivisible Nigeria.



Arkwright made this affirmation at a public lecture titled: "Brexit:

Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria", at the Federal

University, Lokoja, on Thursday April 6.



Speaking on the position of Britain on the groups pushing to break

from Nigeria, the envoy said the UK remained firm in its support for

one Nigeria.



He noted that the unity of Nigeria should not be negotiable, stressing

that the country will be better under one umbrella.



"The strength of Nigeria is not in her money or oil but her greatest

asset remains her well-endowed and resourceful people," Arkwright

said.





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He said Britain would support Nigeria in the areas of education and

business development.



He said: "We will strive to increase our market by encouraging more

investments in Nigeria."



Meanwhile, the Presidency had revealed that the British Government

will give the Federal Government information about Nigerians who own

property in that country next year.

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