According to the group's leader, Mr. Benjamin Onwuka, Biafra takes off as an independent country starting from August 1, 2017.
He is the same Onwuka, who was detained, and charged with treason after leading some members of the BZF to invade the studios of the Enugu State Broadcasting Service in a failed bid to announce the secession of Biafra on June 5, 2014.
He declared himself the ‘Interim President’ of the new nation but didn't name a Vice-President.
He then named out the new country's cabinet members:
Prof. Pat Utomi - foreign minister
Prof. Chukwuma Soludo- Governor of the Central Bank of Biafra.
Ms. Arunma Oteh (ex SEC boss)- finance minister.
Chief Nnia Nwodo0 (President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo) - Ambassador of the Republic of Biafra to the United States
Prof. Jerry Gana (ex Information Minister from Niger state) - Transport minister.
Mr. Labaran Maku (ex Nasarawa deputy governor) - Minister of aviation.
Amarachi Ubani - Information minister
Mrs. Mary Okafor- Minister of trade and industry
Benny Lar (from Plateau state)- Secretary to the Government of the Republic of Biafra
Gabriel Oluwole Osagie- Minister of education
Philip Effiong Jnr - Minister of health.
Prof. Barth Nnaji (a former power minister) - Energy minister
It was not clear whether Onwuka consulted the ‘appointees’ before naming them as part of his ‘government.’
As soon as he started reeling out the names, journalists burst out laughing. He glared at them and said: “This is not a laughing matter.” PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I TOTALLY Got Rid Of my POT BELLY,excess Fat and Overweight In just 2weeks.. Click HERE for Details.