By NBF News

•Dim Chukwuemeka-Odumegwu Ojukwu
Radical politician and founder of Northern Friends of the South-South (NFSS), Alhaji Suleiman Yerima, has called on the Federal Government to immortalise the late Odumegwu Ojukwu. Yerima said that the Igbo nation, Nigeria and the African continent have lost an illustrious son.

'There is no doubt that the family of the late avatar, Dim Chukwuemeka-Odumegwu Ojukwu, is in great pains over the loss of their benefactor. The Igbo nation, Nigeria and in fact, Africa, had lost an illustrious son indeed,' Yerima said.

According to him, the Igbo nation, since the end of the civil war, has not truly been integrated fully into the mainstream of Nigerian politics, hence his call for the federal government to demonstrate its seriousness towards the nation's rebranding by honouring the late warlord with state burial.

'It is my believe that the federal government should, as a matter of national importance, respect to Igbo people and also in memory of the departed hero, give a national burial to the late warlord. He should be immortalized for his immense contributions to the development of Nigeria, which cannot be ignored when documenting the history of this great nation,' he said.

He urged the Federal Government to use the death of Ojukwu to demonstrate its unbiased support to the people of South East by laying a foundation that would make every Nigerian, irrespective of their tribal or religious leaning is to feel secured in any part of the nation.