According to Wikipedia, the The circled dot ( or a dot at the centre of a circle), circumpunct, or circle with a point at its centre is an ancient symbol. It can represent the Solar system. The dot is a Solar symbol used to represent the Sun. The Sun is the primary source of energy to the earth. Without the sun, the earth will not exist as it is known. Planets other than the earth, farther or too close to the sun do not support life. The symbol of Biafra is the rising sun. The Igbos are known to be industrious, hardworking and highly innovative. They have demonstrated this in many spheres of life both globally and locally. They are not perfect just like other tribes but you cannot wish away their strategic placement. When the president compared the South East to a dot at the centre of a circle, he was very myopic. He refers to the geographic space occupied by Igbos. It is indeed an unfortunate mindset held by the President The geographic space in the modern age is not the correct measure of strength. Israel occupies one of the least geographic space in the middle East yet they have the largest economic and military might. Greenland has the largest geographic space yet it is the least occupied. Igbos are not localized to the south east region. They are the most geographically dispersed ethnic group in Nigeria. There is a common saying that anywhere you do not find an Igbo man in Africa or even in the world at large is not habitable. The president should put bigotry and nepotism aside. Our strength as a nation lies in our diversity.