An Edo state pro-Biafra activist identified only as Madam Ewuare has berated the federal government over the current “Trader Moni”, an intervention fund aimed at empowering two million petty traders across the country between now and the end of 2018.
Trader Moni was launched under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) in August.
The microcredit scheme would grant a minimum of 30,000 loan facilities to petty traders in each state and the federal capital territory (FCT), a statement issued by Laolu Akande, spokesman to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had said.
The Trader Moni scheme was designed to help petty traders expand their trade through the provision of collateral-free loans of at least N10,000 which would be repayable within a six-month period.
Speaking on the issue during a live broadcast on radio Biafra, Madam Ewuare said the intervention fund cannot make a big impact in the lives of the beneficiaries.
Questioning the rationale behind the intervention fund, Madam Ewuare called on Nigerians to boycott the election, saying a Biafra referendum they (agitators) want.
Her words: “Please, this is the time when they are going to go around distributing N10,000 to all of you because election is coming and what is N10,000 going to do for you all, ask them where have they been?
“Your children are enslaved, you are enslaved. Ask them where have they been? Why are they bringing N10,000 now, what is it going to do? Your child is out of school so this time around no voting, don’t vote, no voting, we want referendum, we want our Biafra, we want freedom,” she said.