Biafra Memorial Project(BMP) is the harbinger that will herald the
dawn of an era of Igbo renaissance. Ndiigbo, as a nationality, were
edged out of the center stage of the national political arena because
of the issues that surround Biafra. The BMP is the leading edge
of a set of programs that will restore respect and dignity to the
Igbo nation as well as enable Ndigbo to begin to focus their future
plans in ways that will guarantee that they will never again allow
a repeat of the horrid experiences of the past 30 years. The Biafra
Memorial Project will consolidate the unity of the Igbo nation by
creating monuments and symbols that will immortalize the struggle
that we collectively endured in order to preserve honor and the
inalienable right to live free in our ancestral homeland.
BMP is multifaceted and has various levels of design and execution.
The political arm will aspire to restore the status of parity, which
we had in pre-war Nigeria, with the other major rivals in the North
and West. The economic arm will aim at consolidating and focusing
the economic ingenuity of Ndigbo toward a speedy development of
Igboland and the contiguous territories that border it in the Niger
Delta and the Southeast coastline. Creating a regional solidarity
for the former East has been seen by many as the best way to ensure
rapid development for the area.