A video trending online shows Lieutenant-Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the then Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria whose declaration of the sovereign state of Biafra in 1967 led to the three years civil war that saw millions killed saying it would be a mistake for anyone to provoke another Biafran war.
In the video interview the late Eastern leader granted years after the 1967 war, he was quoted to have said, “I don’t think the 2nd one is necessary. We should have learned from the first one.”
Lieutenant-Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the then Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria declared the sovereign state of Biafra in a speech that got Ndigbo fighting for self independence from Nigeria.
Lagos State, with an estimated population of about 23 million people is one of the richest states in Nigeria. It is one state that has the financial wherewithal to call the bluff of the Federal Government allocation and still survive. And when such a state then strikes oil in its domain and joins the league of oil producing states in the country, it could be said, as former head of state General Yakubu Gowon was reportedly quoted as saying, that the problem of Lagos state is not money but how to spend it.