The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra
(MASSOB) has launched new Biafran currency, number plates for vehicles
and drivers’ licence for the people of the South East zone.
MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, who spoke through the
organisation’s Information Coordinator for Onitsha, Mr. Charles Igbokwe,
said the new Biafran number plates for vehicles, drivers’ licence and
new currency were launched Friday, in a colourful ceremony in Owerri,
Chief Uwazuruike explained that the idea for Biafrans to have their
own vehicle number plates, drivers’ license and new currency, was aimed
at encouraging Ndigbo and, indeed, Biafrans, to come together and work
together to develop the South-East part of the country.
He said it is the right of all transporters and private car owners,
who are from the South-East to update their vehicle licences, adding
that the programme also covers drivers of commercial tricycles and
“Now, it is the right of all Biafrans,
all transporters, private motor owners and Okada riders to avail
themselves of this opportunity to update their particulars. We also use
the period of the registration exercise to call on all the traditional
rulers and presidents-general of town unions to help educate their
people on the need to get abreast with the new Biafran currency and
He further disclosed that income tax was now available for everybody within the areas under the control of the MASSOB.
On the Biafran currency, the MASSOB leader said the money was
already in circulation throughout the ‘Biafran states,’adding that from
the time of the launch of the new currency, the money would be available
in all the banks across the geo-political zone.