Youths in the southeast have expressed disappointment over non-recognition and accommodation of their leaders in various meetings affecting the Youths in the region.
The youths under the umbrella of the SouthEast Igbo Youth Leaders/Stakeholders Forum, noted that it would be difficult to tackle the challenges facing the region without the involvement of the Youths.
in a statement from its spokesperson, Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, the youths demanded that proper stakeholders meeting of the region be expeditiously convened with adequate youth representation to maximize needed impact.
The statement reads, “We the SouthEast Igbo Youth Leaders/Stakeholders hereby acknowledge, with disappointment, the communique from the meeting of the South East Governors and Leaders, held in Enugu on Tuesday 5th October, 2021.
“It is improper that the South East Political Leadership, comprising Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Governors, Legislators, Traditional Rulers, Clergies etc, could continue to hold Meetings affecting the Youths in the region and not recognizing or accommodate the Youth.
“We condemn in the strongest terms, the senseless killings in the region and also commend the security agencies for the relentless efforts to restoring the confidence of the masses in the possibility of Protection of Lives and Property.
“Aside the fair Share of the National Insecurity, the Challenges facing South East cannot be divorced from Angers of the Youth and Mal-administration; and therefore cannot be solved without the Youths. We cannot continue to do the same thing and expect a different result.
“We hereby demand that a proper stakeholders meeting of the region should be expeditiously convened with adequate Youth representation in order to maximize impact and serve the purpose.
“A stitch in time, saves nine. Together, Ala Igbo is Safe and Secure.”