By Levinus Nwabughiogu-Abuja
National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has stated that it’s completely towards any secession agenda by any a part of the nation.
It nevertheless backed the decision for true federalism within the nation.
The chief of the youth group, Comrade Solomon Adodo who spoke forward of the NYCN’s management, financial and safety summit to be attended by youths throughout the 36 states of the federation known as on the management of the National Assembly to doc the contributions of Nigerians within the ongoing structure assessment train and provides authorized backing to them.
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He stated: “Let me state clearly that the NYCN agrees to the necessity for a retooling /assessment of insurance policies and legal guidelines that information our nation – the Constitution – particularly to ensure true fiscal federalism and extra obligations to the subnational governments (State and Local Government), we, nevertheless, opine that with love, tolerance and mutual working amongst all ethnic teams. Nation Building and Constitutional assessment is a steady train that’s higher achievable collectively than aside.
“We categorically state because the Council piloting the affairs of all Young Nigerians that we’re completely towards any secession agenda. It is our perception that secession is just not within the curiosity of the united youths of this nation.
“At any fee, we must be instructed by the never-ending violence, destruction, and financial holocaust which have visited nations which select the pathway of civil wars and inter-ethnic assaults. The circumstances of Libya and South Sudan ought to simply present us that everybody will certainly find yourself a loser if we select the trail of warfare.
“We advise all proponents of secession and drummers of ethnic wars to assessment their positions and direct all their energies in direction of the unity and retooling of Nigeria.
“We should reiterate that violence and wars will solely destroy us all. We don’t have any different nation, the youth are the final line within the Defence of our nation, we’ve got no plan B aside from standing up for the unity and security of our nation.
We name on all Young Nigerians to face up for a higher and united Nigeria. Let us take our future now!”
Also talking, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee of NYCN, Ambassador, Babatunde Oluajo appealed to leaders to be nationalistic of their method to points.
“All Nigerians have to be seen as one irrespective of non secular and ethnic linings.
“The independence of Nigeria was fought by a youthful population. And considering the fact Nigeria is youthfully populated, any attempt to develop the nation without considering the youth will fail”, he stated.
Earlier, NYCN chairman, Cross River state, and chairman of the convention planning committee, Dan Oboh Jnr stated the Committee would assist proffer options to the challenges bedeviling Nigeria as a nation, asking for youth to help within the restoration of peace, unity, and progress of the nation.