Many Nigerians drown en-route Spain – Bianca Ojukwu
By Okonkwo Eze
ONITSHA - Nigeria Ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu, yesterday, in
Onitsha, AnambraState revealed that many Igbo and other tribes got
drowned in the ocean in a bid to cross over to Spain in search of
this at a special interactive session/launching of almanac of the South
East zonal chapter of the Campaign for Democracy, CD, Bianca regretted
that the country they were strugglingto get into was not better off than
Nigeria, adding that on managing to get there they became jobless.
to her, "as an ambassador to Spain, you come face to face with the
trouble people are going through. I am sad that because things are not
going on well in Nigeria the way they should, people now board ships to
Spain and on their way, they get drowned."
that it was hardship and suffering that made them to leave the country,
she urged the state and Federal Governments to create enabling
environment to help curtail the rush abroad.
bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Spain, Bianca stated that it
has been very cordial, adding: "Nigeria has signed a lot of memorands of
understanding, MoU, with Spain on various areas, cultural cooperation,
education as well as transportation and infrastructures."
commended Dr. Okei-Odumakin, National President of CD, for her role in
activism, saying she has made Nigeria proud, nationally and
her brief remarks, Prof. Okei-Odumakin had commended the South East
branch of CD for its efforts in helping to better the welfare of the
welcome address, the chief host and chairman of CD in the South-East
Zone, Dede Uzor.A Uzor expressed joy that Bianca left her tight
schedules to be physically present at the function and urged her not to
relent in her good works.
in attendance at the occasion included the Special Adviser to Governor
Peter Obi on Political Matters, Chief Fidel Okafor who represented the
Governor; the State police commissioner, Ballah Nasarawa who was
represented by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in Fegge, Mr. Makudi
Shehu; the Chairmen of the five South East States of CD; Chairman of
Vigilance group, Onitsha North, Chinenye Ihenko (a.k.a. Okpompi) and the
President of Anambra Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, AMATAS,
Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo