National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Anambra State has advised Nigerian Youths to avoid the repeat of events of 1967 in the country and toe the path of peace, justice, and unity as sine-qua-non for overall development of the country.
Director, Sir Joseph Uchendu gave the advice during an advocacy visit to Traditional Ruler of Nnewi, Igwe Dr. Kenneth Orizu in his palace.
He said allowing the nation to degenerate into anarchy over events of the February 25 and March 11 general elections would spell doom both for all citizens and economic activities.
He said, “We’re here on dual purposes, one to inform the revered Traditional Ruler, Igwe Oraizu on his new post as the Anambra State Director of NOA and to seek for his royal blessings.
“Secondly to brief him on the on going programme of the Agency nationwide hinged on Peace Building and Stabilization Advocacy to some selected Traditional Rulers in the three senatorial districts of the State.”
NOA boss further enjoined people of the state to shun violence at all cost, warning that Nigerian Government at all levels would not want the recent on going crises in Sudan replicate itself in Nigeria whose citizens are peace loving.
Responding, Igwe Orizu described the Peace Building Program of the Federal Government as apt, especially now the country is passing through lots of challenges.
He assured that Nnewi Community as the economic hob of the State would not be found wanting in promoting any Federal Government programme geared towards hoisting lasting peace in the State and Nigeria at large
While promising to take the messages to every quarter of the community, the 98-year old monarch called for repeat of the visit to enable the NOA team address Presidents-General of the four quarters of Nnewi as well as Nzukora Nnewi, highest policy making organ of the town.