ADF MESSAGE TO NDIGBO WORLDWIDE.alaigbo
On behalf of the ALAIGBO DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ADF) we wish to congratulate the entire Igbo race as they observe this day, May 30th as BIAFRA REMEMBRANCE DAY in memory and honour of the spirit of all those who died for the sake of our freedom during the worst pogrom in history in which Ndigbo and their neighbors lost millions of their citizens and several trillions of naira before, during and which has continued since after the Biafra war.
We observe this in search of the soul of the Igbo race, in reflection of our past especially our chequired history within the Nigerian Federation, our search for a future of peace, security and justice in which our children shall live under the banner of freedom and Self-determination. Indeed, it is a day to review our successes and failures as a people and to reflect on the future we desire for ourselves, our children and our children’s children.
We look forward to an observance that may take various forms according to Igbo tradition and culture without violating any statute. These may include Church Services, Candle-light processions, Sit-at-Home, Wearing of black uniform and black bands, lectures and symposia, etc.
As we do this, we pray to God to protect our people, and we hereby call on the Governors and the law enforcement agencies in Alaigbo to ensure the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of the region in view of the scary state of insecurity in our Region and several other regions in Nigeria. Above all, we remind our people not to neglect their responsibilities to use available means in ensuring the protection of themselves and all those put under their care by God, especially their wives and children as Selfpreservation is the first law of nature.