Nnamdi Kanu Contracts Another Lobbying Firm In Fresh $750,000 Deal To Fast-Track Biafra Restoration | CABLE REPORTERS

 The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has engaged a new American lobbying firm to help the group win the support of the U.S. government.

The deal appears to be part of Kanu’s quiet but broad efforts to win the support of U.S. government, congress, policymakers, and opinion leaders for IPOB.

The one-year deal is slated to run for 12 months and is costing Kanu and IPOB $750,000, which is over N300million at the current official exchange rate of N410 to one U.S. dollar.

According to the source, PREMIUM TIMES, it noted that it is in possession of the contract papers which Nnamdi Kanu signed with the BW Global Group (BWGG  LLC, in February.

The firm, co-owned by Jeffrey Birrel and Alan White, is registered in Washington D.C, the U.S. capital, which has a high concentration of top government officials, lawmakers, policymakers, and opinion leaders, who IPOB is trying to engage on the rightfulness and necessity of its cause.

The agreement, which took effect from March 1, 2021, came months after an earlier one struck by Kanu with another U.S.-based lobbying entity, Mercury Public Affairs LLC, expired.

Under the old contract, IPOB, through Kanu, paid $85,000 per month beginning September 23, 2019, in addition to a $5,000 one-time compliance fee.

That means Kanu paid $1,025,000 for the 12-month contract, which is approximately N400million, based on the prevailing official exchange rate at the time (N380 to a dollar).

In June last year, the Nigerian government fumed at the deal, which it claimed was aimed at discrediting the country in the U.S. and Europe.

Premium Times also noted that it got the etails of both the old and new deals from the contractors’ registration statements and agreements filed at the Foreign Agents Registration Unit of the U.S Department of Justice

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