HISTORICAL ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF BIAFRA BEFORE THE GENOCIDE OF 1967-1970
Modern day international trade in Biafra is dated back to the 15th Century as it is recorded but beyond this European archival history, we want to make it clear here again that Biafrans are Jews who left Egypt and came to West Africa in search of land and waters that can help them grow more food for the world use at a time of famine, while Pharaoh was suffocating under the famine and Joseph became the Prime Minister due to divine vision he saw and interpreted the ones others saw including that of Pharaoh himself. It is on record that these Jews landed on the Coast of Biafra in 15BC at present day Calabar, after dropping off, many discovered Islands in present day West Africa. The migration along the coast houses the Ogoni, Ijaw, Ibibio, Efik etc. The migration along the land produced the Ala Igbo, Igala, Igede, Urhobo, Ikwerre, Edoma within Nigeria and many outside Nigeria.
Let us examine the economy of these groups, it will throw better light on the people and their business cum the prosperity they enjoyed therefrom. The Biafrans were mostly agrarians, exploiters and explorers, highly educated scientifically and technologically. They were sound in knowledge, wisdom and understanding in natural, metaphysical and sociocultural cum religious education of the civilized world, this was made possible by their pedigree from Egypt. They knew international trade and were engaging nations in commodity trade especially food chain businesses. God told them of the forth coming famine, so they knew that there would be serious hunger in the world and there was need to grow food to feed the world hence they went all out to do everything to get best of lands in parts of the world that had green vegetation, hence they traced and discovered West Africa.
They met a readily grown oil palm vegetation and tapped into the oil palm business and it attracted the rest of the world to West Africa. They saw arable lands and went into serious agriculture that involves planting of tubers like yam, Cassava, Cocoyam etc and cereals even for exports. They sailed on the fish filled tributaries of the Atlantic Ocean and went into fishery that provides protein to the entire world. They reared and grew prosperous animal farms that could feed the world. They met and tapped into the wine press business from different sources and trees and had a rich beverage industry that supplied the world with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Please note that whatever they did, their focus was on export because they knew the world map earlier than any other tribes in present day Nigeria. They kept touch with their homeland Israel and Egypt. They partook in the final exodus from Egypt to Canaan, their God given land. When they had successfully landed in Canaan and placed their brothers peacefully, they took permission from Joshua to go back and continue exploring the beautiful land of West Africa they have discovered in the course of their sojourn.
Celebrate Biafra, not the zoo.
All hail Biafra!!!