The movement on the part of the regime signifies a massive step forward, considering that the same regime has over the years, pretended that there was no problem in the Anglophone regions. This acknowledgement that there is a problem that requires cogent attention, is the result of sustained pressure from Anglophone activists both at home and abroad, who have long realised that:
“If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favour freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without ploughing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” Fredrich Doughlas.