DEMAND YOUR FREEDOM
Lower Niger Congress – USA (LNC-USA) is the Diaspora extension of the Self-determination movement for the indigenous peoples of the Lower Niger to live free and prosper in their own ancestral homeland without intrusions and impositions by external interests.
Self-Determination is Not Synonymous With Secession.
Self-determination is a mere assertion by the indigenous peoples of the Lower Niger and other emergent federations of their inalienable right to determine their own fate by themselves, within the context of today’s Nigeria or outside of it.
We believe that the best path forward for Nigeria, as it devolves, must be a peaceful one. Overconcentration of political power at the center, which was put in place by the imposed Unification Decree No 34 of May 24, 1966, has resulted in ethnic cleansing and pogroms, a genocidal Civil War, divisiveness, official corruption, arbitrariness and unmitigated economic ruination to a once promising Nigeria of the immediate post-Independence era of the 1960s. The unacceptable status quo is artificially sustained through negating the rights of millions of indigenous peoples of the Lower Niger whose ancestral lands and the treasures in them have been stolen by external interest groups that control the citadel of power at the center in Abuja.
I used to believe in one Nigeria, but the level of corruption and neglect has caused me to re-think a centrally controlled government, where the ordinary citizen has no real voice. The ability of each Nigerian state to manage their own resources and affairs will significantly increase accountability and reduce corruption.
America was born out of a desire for self-determination, a longing for the human dignity that only independence can bring.
I believe that each Nigerian state or region should have self-determination and autonomy, like in the United States. After all, that is how a “Federal Republic” should operate.
We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.
Why must Enugu State wait for Abuja to fix the power problem in Nigeria when we have abundance of coal in Enugu. Why isn’t the Oji River Plant up-and-running? Why must we wait for Abuja to allocate resources to Enugu State in order to fix the Oji River Plant, or to handle the gully erosion in my village? This is ridiculous!
There are both things in international law: the principle of territorial integrity and right to self-determination.
March, 20th 2017
RATIFICATION & ADOPTION OF THE LOWER NIGER CHARTER OF RELATIONSHIPS