The Eastern Region was an administrative region in Nigeria, dating back originally from the division of the colony Southern Nigeria in 1954.
The gap between the eastern region and other parts of Nigeria was too much. It led to resentment and envy
Look at these facts.
Between 1954 and 1964, Eastern Nigeria was described as the fastest growing economy in the world by Harvard reviews. Faster than China, Singapore and the “Asian Tigers.
The Eastern govt was the only government in the world that invested 45% of its revenues in Education.
The Eastern Region had the biggest Electricity Supply. Best Hospitals And The Igbos made up 60% Of Nigerian Civil Service
The Eastern Nigeria had the highest Number of Registered Cars in Nigeria as at 1963 by a large margin.
The Number of Registered Business in Nigeria as at 1963 was as follows.
West ~ 5776
All the progress the Eastern Nigeria made was destroyed during the Civil War and we’re still recovering from it.
Crédit: Modernisation And Politics Disintegration: Nigeria And The Igbo By Paul Anber.