IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu has signed a deal that will see his proscribed group acquired the services of a new American lobbying firm to garner the support of the U.S. government for its secessionist bid.
According to a report by Premium Times, the one-year deal would cost Kanu and IPOB $750,000.
The report said the deal was signed in February with Kanu’s signature for the service of BW Global Group (BWGG LLC), co-owned by Jeffrey Birrel and Alan White, registered in Washington D.C.
It added that the agreement took effect from March 1, 2021, months after an earlier deal with a U.S.-based lobbying firm, Mercury Public Affairs LLC, expired.
The details of the deals were sourced from the contractors’ registration statements and agreements filed at the Foreign Agents Registration Unit of the U.S Department of Justice.
The filings by BW Global Group (BWGG) after negotiations were concluded in February show that the firm was engaged by Mr Kanu to undertake “political activities” in the U.S. and provide management support to IPOB.
The political activities described include engaging the U.S. government, Congress and the Department of State, and engaging policymakers on behalf of IPOB.
The agreement, signed on February 24, 2021, by Mr Kanu, another representative of IPOB, Rita Eze, and a co-owner of BWGG, Mr White.