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Youth engagement key to ending insecurity – Ohanaeze to Southern Governors




The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Wednesday, declared that the Southern Nigeria Governors’ Discussion board missed the mark of their suggestions in the direction of ending the excessive stage of insecurity throughout the nation.

DAILY POST reported that the governors had after their assembly in Delta State advisable amongst different issues, the convocation of a nationwide dialogue, ban on open grazing and state police.

However the apex Igbo socio-cultural group in an announcement by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, its Secretary-Common, mentioned any seek for resolution with out the engagement of the offended youths could be futile.

He mentioned, “it’s a longtime undeniable fact that the distant causes of secessionist actions embrace: President Muhammadu Buhari’s nepotistic appointments towards rules of federal character, Northern leaders’ refusal for restructuring, marginalization and neglect of Southeast on this regime.

“We’re, subsequently, backing the Southern Governors name for ‘pressing Nationwide dialogue’ of all ethnic teams by 1st October 2021 to debate salient points and deal with elementary questions that may strengthen the religion of Nigerians to reconnect with the leaders that had squandered the individuals’s belief.”

Ohanaeze reminded the Southern Governors that “the neglect of the youths within the post-SARS period and turning blind eye on the proposed ‘FG 75bn END SARS Youth empowerment program’ for the (Southern) Nigerian youths will delay the rehabilitation of the ‘avenue Military of Youths’, who at the moment are expressing their lack of religion in Nigeria. The time to interact Southern Nigerian Youths is now.”

The group, nevertheless, lauded the political will, unusual braveness and unity of goal displayed by the southern Governors’ Discussion board by their choices and resolutions on the Asaba assembly.

“We describe it because the most interesting hour for the unification of the peoples of Southern Nigeria to defeat terrorism sponsored by Northern musketeers with evil intent to destabilize the south, based mostly on the sooner warning from US embassy in Abuja, that Northern bandits and killer herdsmen are transferring to South to wreak havoc.

“Igbos will stay dedicated to the existence of Nigeria as a nation.

“However there needs to be enforcement of the ban on open grazing by Southern Governors by stiff penalties and sanctions,” he added.

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