Abuja – The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG), has commended Igbo leaders and Governors of the south-east states for seeking dialogue between the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Federal Government.
This is contained in a statement jointly released in Abuja on Tuesday by Malam Mohammed Labbo and Cassidy Madueke, the Coordinator and Secretary of BMSG respectively.
The statement said the option of dialogue would be explored between the Federal Government and pro-Biafra agitators like the MASSOB and Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).
The statement noted that the Pro-Biafra agitators and protests had crippled economic activities in some parts of the south-east and south-south during the detention of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The statement also noted that President Muhammadu Buhari had been in power for only six months and could not be held responsible for the neglect of the zone over the last 16 years of the Peoples Democratic Party administration.
“In the words of the late British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, it is better to jaw-jaw than to war-war’’, the statement read.
The statement said that it was expected that the agitators would utilise these windows of dialogue to formally table their grievances before the federal government.
“We urge all Igbos to have faith in President Buhari’s administration with his commitment to be just to all sections of the country when he said, `I belong to everybody, and I belong to nobody.
“Continue to explore avenues for peaceful solutions to the grievances of your region, as it is only through peace that the much-sought after infrastructure and social development can be realized’’, the statement said.