Dear Nigerians,

Most nations exist in perpetuities. Those that have disintegrated went through internecine wars and debilitating attritions that arose after separations. Albeit, the scars of wars and bitterness linger forever. When kit and kin are separated by wars, the harrowing experiences are traumatically for a lifetime. There are few nations that are monolithically homogenous. Nations are people with different socio-cultural differences, linguistic variegation, and various kaleidoscopic nationalities. Nigeria is not an exception. Despite our differences as a nation and diversities as a people of many nationalities, we should rather focus on how to harness our differences for our collective common good than going our separate ways. After our near-death experience during the Biafra-Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970), we should collectively resolve never to thread that ruinous existential path again. War is terrible. There is nothing like a just war. Consequently, those of us who are genuinely patriotic and concerned Nigerians scattered across the Four Corners of the Globe; Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North America, South America, and Australia have come together under the umbrella of Movement for A New Nigeria Action Committee (MONNAC) to appeal for calm and sobriety in the land and sue all Nigerians to resolve to live in peace and togetherness in the Name of the True Lord God Almighty for the sake of our children and future generations.

We know that a large segment of our fellow Nigerians is frustrated by many policies of the Nigerian Government. There is injustice in the land, there is lack of equity and lack of empathy from our current leaders. There is also poverty in the land. The reason Nigerians fought hard in the 1990s to get rid of the military was for us to have the opportunity to choose our leaders peacefully and democratically. This was achieved without bloodshed on May 29, 1999, when the Gen. Abubakar Abdusalam Military Regime relinquished power to a civilian administration. Yes, there are imperfections with the post-military Constitution, and the gains of the de-militarization and pro-democracy agitations may not have been fully met, but Nigeria’s democracy is on the march, for all democracies of the nations of the world, including the United States, France, Canada etc. are works in progress. The current decibels of contumaciousness, wars and secession agitations should be dialed back immediately, and the national teetering should stop. Nigerians of all stripes should jealously guard our freedom and right to choose our leaders democratically. As late Chinua Achebe aptly noted: “The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership.” We agree with the late Nigerian/African bard.

If there is a responsive, responsible, and able leadership in our nation, there would have been no calls for secession and separation. If the menace of Boko Haram and insecurity, poverty, food shortages, unemployment, poor electricity, lack of efficient healthcare etc. are tackled frontally by the government, Nigerians would not be frustrated to the point of fanning the embers of separatism. We have a golden opportunity to speak clearly and unequivocally in the next election by using our votes to choose a new set of leaders in the next round of elections come 2023. Go and register and make your voice count. If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain about the parlous state of our nation. If we troop out in large numbers across the country and vote as we have never done before, no person or group of people can rig the 2023 elections. Let’s resolve to change course and install a new set of leaders to lead us come 2023. Join us if you want a New Nigeria in 2023.


Let all Nigerians home and abroad know that you do not want war and unnecessary bloodshed in your country.

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