The leadership of the Ndigbo Youth Parliament (NYP), has raised concern over the rising insecurity in the Southeastern state and Nigeria at large.
Speaking at a security summit organized by the youth group, Rt. Hon. Rikki ChineduNwajiofor, Cmi, Speaker of the parliament noted that As a distinctive Youth body in the South East, they are so worried about the rising insecurity in the region, a region that was widely acclaimed for calmness and tranquillity.
The unabated murder of innocent citizens, in a broad day, and continued attacks on the security agencies cum destruction of their properties and other state-owned properties, has discarded sleep from our eyes. he said
It is quite perturbing, not just because it is an anomaly that contradicts our tradition, also because it is happening at a time we are on an aggressive campaign for “Akuruo uno” – a campaign that is urging the business moguls and technocrats of Igbo speaking states, home, and diaspora, to start looking homewards.
According to the speaker, Ndigbo Youth Parliament has made publications and several press releases, condemning all these monstrous and disgraceful activities of the enemies of our highly cherished South East and our dear Nation, we believe that a more pragmatic approach will achieve better goals.
However, the Igbos, traditionally, are peace-loving people. We cherish and celebrate peace. Though we hate being pushed to the wall, however, we can naturally give up everything just to entrench peace because peace is for us a precious jewel. We have sacrosanct respect for human blood as we unapologetically uphold the dictum that it is the prerogative of the Almighty God to give and take life. Suffice it to say that, true sons and daughters of Igbo land abhor shedding of innocent human blood.
This Security Summit is intended to bring the Youth of the southeast together to;
Sensitize ourselves on the need to have a strong belief in the unity of this Nation, even while we agitate and clamor for equity and fairness in federal appointments and developments.
Sensitize ourselves on the grievous disadvantages and consequences of beating war drums and heating the polity. We should learn from the traumatic experience of Rwanda and the ongoing heartrending war in South Sudan. There has never been a joyful war just as there is never a bad peace.
Sensitize ourselves on the need for peaceful co-existence with the Youth of other ethnic nationalities. We need to understand that we fare better when we live in peace with other Youth of different ethnic and religious backgrounds. As a distinct people who thrive better outside our region, there is a need to learn to dwell in harmony with others.
Sensitize ourselves on the fact that destruction of state-owned properties amounts to economic sabotage, as the fund that will be used in reconstructing destroyed and damaged buildings cum properties could be channeled towards Youth development in our region.
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