LETTER TO MY FELLOW COMPATRIOTS – PROF T. UZODINMA NWALA

LETTER TO MY FELLOW COMPATRIOTS – PROF T. UZODINMA NWALA

PRESIDENT
ALAIGBO DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ADF)

LETTER TO MY FELLOW COMPATRIOTS!

Dear Beloved People, Umuigbo!

OVERCOMING OUR PRESENT PREDICAMENT IN THE WORLD!

Recently I have had several occasions to exchange views with some of our well-meaning brothers and sisters. Many of them have sought to know the position of the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) on the present critical state of our struggle for survival and liberation in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Some of them are desirous for this information in view of the raging crises of insecurity and hunger in our land and because of what ADF has come to symbolize in our struggle.

Those of our brothers who are very active in the global campaign to expose the duplicity of the current regime in Nigeria, a regime that is complicit in the on-going Fulani Jihadist campaign of annihilation to wipe out the indigenous peoples of Nigeria and taking over their land; these brother are wondering why ADF appears to be missing in action at the global level.

Among these brothers and sisters, some of them are aware of the AKURUO ULO MOVEMENT (ACM) which ADF has birthed at home and is vigorously championing along with some well-meaning individuals and organizations at home. Yet they do not seem to accept that the ACM deserves the emphasis which ADF is ascribing to it.

They are asking, for example, how can we be talking of food production and security while the enemy is attacking our farms and killing our people, destroying the crops in our farms, raping our women and daughters, slaughtering them along with their husbands and fathers; how can we talk of food security when the Nigerian soldiers, security and police are harassing and killing our youths for daring to challenge them.

According to them, our primary attention should be exposing the grave insecurity in Alaigbo and her neighbors. Particularly, they insist we should focus on Relaying our current predicament to the world’. Thus, international campaign, they insist, is the major task of the struggle now, and everybody bothy at home and in the Diaspora should exclusively focus on it

What is my answer to this viewpoint?

Fellow compatriots, I am not a magician in terms of regarding my perspective and approach to how best, in strategic terms, to address our present predicament. But I have always tried to honestly and passionately apply the little gift of experience and knowledge I have in proffering what needs to be done at each moment of our struggle.

1. First of all let us understand the challenges facing us right now. What are they?
I Submit:
i. The enemy’s Conquest Agenda that is already being ferociously pursued.
ii. The Raging Anarchy particularly in our Motherland.
iii. The Raging State of Hunger in the land.
iiii. The disarray within our nation, etc, etc.
v. The cultural crises among Igbo Youth – exhibited to such an alarming state that both the school and education, not to talk of the family, are utterly helpless.
Yes, these are the primary challenges facing our nation today.
2. The fundamental question is What is to be Done In view of all these?
Permit me to say that surely there are two identifiable fronts from which these challenges are being seemingly addressed, namely;
I. The Home Front and
II. The Diaspora Front
Among these two friongts, there is no doubt that even though they are complementary and therefore need to have synergized strategies, THE HOME FRONT is indeed the more Critical and Decisive in contending with the Enemy and these challenges. I may be wrong –

3a THE HOME FRONT.
i. This is the Front that is in direct Physical confrontation with the Conquest Agenda, the Raging State of Anarchy, State of Igbo National Disintegration, Food Security, Youth Disorientation and unemployment etc. It is the front from which to directly confront the enemy.
ii. The basic question at this point is – With what instruments and resources do we confront the enemy? And how are they to be mobilized?
Surely the Needed Instruments and Resources are to be mobilized from within both the HOME and the DIASPORA FRONTS.

iii. What are the required resources?

4. FUNDS and MATERIALS.

iiii. What are the needed materials? Instruments of physical engagement, and information and Intelligence gathering as well as organized forms of human physical resistance?
v. Instruments of information – Radio, Television, Newspaper, Internet and Oral communication. These can be sourced from Home-base as well as Diaspora-base.
vi. Organization of internal alliances and all necessary maneuvers to confront and defeat the enemy.
The most important point to note here is the enormous responsibility placed on the shoulders of the HOME FRONT. This is the Front the Enemy is struggling to overrun, conquer and take over. Therefore, it has to be managed by patriotic, lion-hearted, and tested forces on the ground.

5.ii THE DIASPORA FRONT.

The major responsibilities of the DIASPORA FRONT include –

a. To relay our AGONIES AND SUFFERINGS in the hands of the Fulani Jihadists as well as the relentless and mind-bugling complicity of THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA to the International Community and gain first their moral support.
b. To secure International Diplomatic support.
c. To secure their overt and covert military support if need be.
d. To use all possible strategic measures to secure friends abroad for our cause.
e. To provide funds and relief in aid and support to the home front.

6. THE OVERRIDING IMPORTANCE OF SYNERGY!
i. Synergy among the patriotic forces in the Home Front.
ii. Synergy among the Patriotic forces in the Diaspora Front.
iii. Synergy among the Home Front and the Diaspora Front.

Dear Compatriots,
What is needed very urgently is clarity on these questions, particularly clarity as to who does what and how to coordinate all forces available to us.
At the moment and tragically, no such coordination exists! But who is to blame?

The blame is on all of us. It is not only on the politicians or the agents of the enemy alone. Yes, these are the frontline enemies of our struggle. However, Social Media and some pretentious elements befog our rational communications. In Social Media, everybody is an authority and to hell with those so-called intellectuals even when they are innocent and concerned fellow compatriots.

7. NOW HEAR ME, FELLOW COMPATRIOTS!
i. Anyone who tells you he can drive the Home Front from Abroad is A DANGEROUS DEMAGOGUE!
ii. Anyone who tells you he can drive the Diaspora Front from Home is equally A DANGEROUS DEMAGOGUE!.
iii. Similarly, Anyone who tells you that there are no PATRIOTIC, EXPERIENCED AND CAPABLE ELDERS AND STATESMEN Within the HOME FRONT IS DOUBLY A DANGEROUS DEMAGOUE! Indeed, he is an enemy of the Igbo Liberation struggle!
iii. Finally, Anyone who tells you that it is only within the Home Front that we can find Saboteurs of our Struggle and Agents of our Enemy is telling you DANGEROUS HALF TRUTH.

8. By the Way, who are the Enemies of our people?
i. Buhari, his Fulani Kinsmen, and All Who Are Intent On Totally Annihilating Our Nation, Our Civilization And Our Faith And Taking Over Our Ancestral Land.
ii. Their Agents within, some of whom have Fulani blood, while others for selfish material interest are serving the cause of the Enemy.
iii. Demagogues from within (both at home and in the Diaspora) who for the sake of lust for power (political and material) want to drive our struggle solo or in consort with many 419-ners who abound in our clime in several disguises and who see the Igbo Predicament And Struggle As A Vendible Item.

9. The Home Front Revisited!
Dear Compatriot, it is our submission (ADF) that given our present VULNERABILITY as a result of the overwhelming strength and preponderance of the above forces against us, we must devise the best feasible strategy that can enable us to systematically defend our people, our civilization and our Ancestral Home.
Here comes the AKURUO ULO MOVEMENT, call it LAND ARMY if you like. It is designed to enable us to –
Defend Our Ancestral Home Land,
​Produce Food and Feed Our People.
Protect Our People,
​And Empower Our Youth, Who Are A Vital Instrument For Our Defense.

While we do all these, there should be, I Repeat, that Formidable Synergy designed between the Home Front and the Diaspora Front.

10. Furthermore, Dear Compatriots,
The importance of encouraging patriotic, dedicated, and tested forces on the ground to manage the HOME FRONT is that it is the field Commanders who know when to urge our fighters to charge when to dodge when to take cover, when to tactically seize firing or when to withdraw.

All these are tactical steps to victory against the enemy. It is only after fighting in this way and it becomes impossible to defeat the enemy, rather than allow all our forces to be completely decimated by the enemy, there is also what is known as technical but temporary or momentary surrender. Just to live to fight another day.

To this, some will say Tufia Kwa! We should rather fight like the Spartans of the Carthaginian Army!

Yes, the danger of ignorance of these time-tested lessons of warfare is for a people to tragically fight like the Carthaginians (Spartans) – whose motto was –
A Spartan Dies but never Surrenders!
And at the point of total decimation by the enemy, the last Spartan soldier to breathe his last, on sighting their national emissaries who had come to take stalk of the horrors of defeat, said to them in such agonizing voice –
Soldiers Go,
Tell The Spartans,
That In Obedience To Their Law,
Here We Lay!

Dear Compatriots, nobody celebrates defeat or cowardly surrender to the enemy as some of our brothers and sisters may want us to do. No!.
But there are definite CONTOURS of WARFARE! History including our own history has a lot to teach us on this!

This is why the Chinese military wisdom celebrates THE MOST SUCCESSFUL GENERAL as the –

The Commander Who Wins A War Without Firing A Shot!

I believe the Race defeated Napoleon Bonaparte in Haiti in 1804.
Whose Women Amazons defeated the British Colonialists in 1929, has what it takes to defeat the now highly vulnerable Fulani Jihadists!
Indeed. Ndigbo are not alone now as they were in 1967-70!

FINALLY, Umunnem, Ndigbo!

HERE COMES –
THE ADF AKURUO ULO COOPERATIVE MOVEMENT (ACM) PIONEERED BY THE ALAIGBO DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ADF)!

We need to appreciate what the AKURUO Ulo Movement of the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) is all about.

Security is at the heart of the AKURUO ULO Cooperative Movement. ADF is urging us to DEFEND our Land by collectively organizing our youth as both Farm Workers and Farm Guards!

We can’t fight the enemy on empty stomach nor cultivate while the enemy is destroying the farms with their cattle and raping and killing our women and men.
ADF is urging everyone to leave the comfort zone of their handsets, laptops, social media and get into our Farms and Agro-allied programs. Cultivate and produce food while at the same time we collectively defend our lands and crops,

Those who make reference to the Jews should study the Jewish Kibbutz system which was both village farm settlements and barracks.
ADF is already embarking on large-scale communal farms organized on the cooperative model to produce food, secure our land as well as promote youth empowerment.

If we move along this trajectory we shall more strategically deploy the youths and move them away from crime and adventurist heroism.
In this way, we shall have an abundance for domestic consumption as well as export. We are guided by this notion of security by fundamental natural and customary laws.

Self-preservation and self-defense are fundamental RIGHTS and LAWS that supersede all civil and state laws. We, therefore, have a divine right and duty to protect ourselves and our property.

ADF has established a Pilot Farm, secured lands in several parts of Alaigbo, secured the cooperation of several stakeholders and organizations, and communities, established outlets for distribution and processing of products ACM Cooperative farms. \What is more, ADF has set up schemes to promote individual and collective farmers to go on their own with ADF Support.
Several investors are waiting are lined up to partner with the Akuruo Ulo Cooperative Movement.

Above all, ADF has set up a Management Board and also established communication channels with some State Governments and foreign investors to support the ACM.

The ACM Management Board has worked the scheme for buying of shares by investors.

THANKS;
PROF T. UZODINMA NWALA
IKENGA
​ ADF PRESIDENT
​ August 1st, 2021

ADF MESSAGE TO NDIGBO ON THE PREVAILING STATE OF ​NATURAL AND POLITICAL INSECURITY!

ADF MESSAGE TO NDIGBO ON THE PREVAILING STATE OF ​NATURAL AND POLITICAL INSECURITY!

ALAIGBO DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
(ADF)

The Rebuilding and Development of Igbo Nation and the Rebirth and
Advancement of the Spirit of her Culture and Civilization
…………………………….

A TIME FOR SUSTAINED PERSEVERANCE

ADF MESSAGE TO OUR PEOPLE ON THE PREVAILING STATE OF
​NATURAL AND POLITICAL INSECURITY

Although this is a Message to the entire Igbo race, it is also addressed to all who share either totally or partially in our present predicament.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC ADDED TO FULANI INSURGENCY:

Up until few weeks ago, when the news of Corona Virus filled the air in Nigeria, we were confronted mainly with the forces of insurgency on a determined course to annihilate us, stamp out our faith, wipe out our civilization and occupy our ancestral land.

IGBO PREDICAMENT IN THE FACE OF ANARCHY IN THE FEDERATION:

There was no one to come to our rescue, neither the Federal Government nor our own State Governments. Every possible evidence showed clearly that the Federal Government was in support of the insurgents. State governments in the north did not hide the fact that the insurgency was their historical movement to take over not only our land but the entire territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Our State Governments were too timid, complacent or afraid to mobilise our people to protect themselves.

Authorities around us behaved as if Ndigbo have lost even the basic natural right of self-preservation or rather that we and our land have become cannon fodder for the pleasure of the ramapging murderous sqaud and their cattles.

In the process, our people including the Christian territories of the North and South of Nigeria lost men, women and children ten times what the entire world has lost due to the present Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We also lost billions worth of property including our crops and farm lands. We have been subjected to brutal massacre, rape of our women and daughters, kidnapping for ramson. On top of this, the Nigerian military and police have behaved like occupation forces, and our judiciary turned into an instrument in the hands of our tormentors.

Suddenly, We have found our selves along with the entire human race confronted with the global COVID-19 Pandemic.

WE HAVE DOUBTS OVER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DATA ON THE CORONAVIRUS

Unfortunately, it is hard to say how many people have contracted COVID-19 in Alaigbo and the entire Federal Republic of Nigeria. Confirmed cases are determined through testing. But the big question is how many have been tested? How much faciltities does Nigeria have to conduct the tests? Lagos and Abuja report of some relatively higher number because the faciltites for test are more readily available in those areas. The Government has for example, released billions of naira to Lagos State.

Umuigbo travel more than any other people in Niegria and so indeed have a higher rate of exposure to the Corona virus. The other day, the nurses in one of the Teaching Hospitals in Alaigbo were demonstrating against lack of basic equipment; masks, gloves, testing kits, ventilators, etc.

Meanwhile, debate is raging as to the cause and cure of the COVID-19. The grave issues about the pandemic is now being swallowed by global power struggle and rivalry (political, diplomatic, military) among the super-powers.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA AS A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD:

The social media has become a double-edged sword – enlightening and spreading dangerous disinformation at the same time.

Tragically, the entire scientific community has been exposed and its authority badly impaired because of multiple-speak among the authorities.

Religion has taken the worst beating in the whole process, not only Christianity but the other religions. While Christianity has been suffering under the weight of jihadism and its own internal decay, presently unable to defend its own authencity, Islam is boldy asserting itself because it has been more than a religious movement.
It is fundamentally a politcal movement, bent on conquiring the world, with its present focus on Nigeria.

WHAT IS TO BE DONE:

Umuigbo, given the this tragic combination of two forces of annihilation, and our vulnerability as a nation what do we do? How can we survive these forces of nature and society?

NDIGBO are besieged by two Deadly Forces – Fulani Invasion and COVID-19, hence the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) urges our people to –
1. Please Always Remain Conscious of our Present Double Predicawment!

Never to forget that we were engaged in a war of survival before the arrival of the coronavirus. And that this war is still raging inspite of the corona virus.
If anyone is in doubt, let him read the research-documentd report of the The International Society for Civil Libertires and Rule of Law (Intersoceity) showing that Fifty (50) Christians were hacked to death by Fulani Jihadists in March and Ten (10) in the first two days of April 2020.
This figure is higher than the 5 or so COVID-19-related deaths recorded throughtout Nigeria.

The other day the Nigerian Military descended on the Warri Community wrecking havoc; brutalizing the people and threatenig to rape their women with more reckless abandon.

2. Respect all Stay Safe Guidelines on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Effective Medical Guidelines and Rules for dealing with the Corona Virus must be observed to the letter. Everybody should join in simplifying and ensuring the strict observance of these rules by the masses.

The first act of ADF in the midst of the Pandemic was to direct the ADF Deputy Secretary, who is a medical expert to issue a bulletin to provide our people basic information on the COVID-19 Virus and how to handle the Pandemic. This he did in ADF BULLETINS 1 & 2.

Use of Town Criers to Spread the Message to the People:

ADF has just set up a Committee to reduce the basic rules drawn from global and national authorities to simple messages both in English and in our local dialects.

The Committee shall transmit the messages to the various town unions and churches. In turn, the Town Unions and Churches are urged to appoint town criers who would go round twice a week to spread the messages to their various communities. The Town Unions and Churches can afford to give the town criers basic stipend for this community service.

3. Umuigbo – Let us be our Brothers’ Keepers!

It is obvious that this is the time the famed Igbo attribute of being our brothers keeper is challenged as never before. Please do not forget our vulnerable ones in our villages and communities. There is nobody who can do this for us except our Chukwu Okike Abiama and ourselves.

Please share what you have with your vulnerable people in your families and kindreds.

Please ‘Ndi Akajiaku’ in Alaigbo donate directly to the villages and communities. Do not give any money to the Government. Let the Governments deploy the billions of naira and dollars at their disposal to provide the basic needs of security, food, water and electricity to the people.

Our various town and state unions in the diaspora please send funds to support the vulnerable people at home.

4. Message to Our State Governments:

The State Governments should concentrate the funds available to them to meet the basic needs of the people. We mean basic needs of security, food, water, and electricity.

The program of sit-at-home should be organised and implemented in a way our people are not starved. There should be room for them to sell and buy their basic needs while observing basic rules of social distancing, use of gloves and sanitizers etc. This is where the State Governments come in. This is also where the services of the health workers are needed.

5. The Army and Police should not constitute a ‘Third Pandemic Force’.

Efforts should be made to prevent the Army and Police from terrorising the people at this time. The soldiers and the Police should be deployed to their state of origin.

6. The Church needs an Internal Reform to Return to its original Mission.

The Church should go back to the basic mission of the Church when the Church was the succour for the poor, the sick and the widows. The various Christian denominations in Igboland are wealthy and this is the time to deploy this wealth for the benefit of the massses. This is the time for the Church in Alaigbo to regain relevance.

7. Dear Christian Brothers and Sisters, this is not the time to engage in the bashing of Christianity!

To do this is to do the enemies job, namely, hasten the liquidation of the Christisan Faith. Our criticism should be focused on those fraudsters who hide under Christainity to promote their fraudulent actvities.

We should remember that some of the noblest of our citizens are clergy men and that Igbo land have produced many highly spiritual and dedicated religious leaders.

8. There are grave issues which have arisen in connection with the reality of COVID-19 and whether there is a political motive to its emergemce at this time in our history. Igbo land has many eminent scientists and medical doctors who should guide us on such grave issues including the 5G issues. These are not subject of Social Media warfare and should not be left to Social Media warriors, nor are they mere subject of Superpower rivalry.
Remeber that there has been several epidemics and worse Pandemics in history. A list of some of those cases are in circulation and ADF Bureau of Publicity is being asked to recirculate the documents.

Signed

Prof. T. Uzodinma Nwala; ADF President

Prof. A.N Aniekwu; ADF Secretary

Bishop Obi Onubogu; ADF BoT Chair

Hon. Abia Onyike; Chairman, ADF Publicity Bureau

April 6, 2020