Return home for census, IPOB urges Igbo

The Indigenous People of Biafra has urged Igbo living outside the South-East to return home for the population census slated for May 3 to 5.

The group said it was imperative for Igbo to be counted during the census in order to ascertain their actual population size, adding the opportunity would equally prove to the world that Igbo are not really, “a dot” in a circle.

IPOB’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, said this in a statement, on Wednesday.

IPOB, in its statement on Wednesday, told the Igbo: “Should there be any reason why you can’t travel to Biafra land to be counted, make sure you and your family members are not counted outside Biafra land. We must prove them wrong once and for all.”

The group added that it would “engage transport owners to urge them to be part of the project so that those willing to travel to the East to be counted can do so.”

“We are calling on all well-meaning Igbo business men and women, entrepreneurs, senators, ministers,  commissioners, House of Assembly members from the eastern states to contribute in one way or the other to ensure that our people come back home during this population census exercise,” IPOB said.

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