The Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Hope Uzordinma advised Nigerian Youths to emulate the Pan-Nigerian leaders like the Late, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Alhaji Tafawa Belewa and others who had worked to champion peace, growth and development of Nigeria. Uzordinma made this statement available via his official Twitter handle, in a meeting with the Coalition of Ethnic Nationality Youth Chairman, Alhaji Mohammad Salihu Danlam.
The Governor also advised the group to shun politics of tribal sentiment, which tend to pitch every Nigerian against each other. Hope Uzordinma is a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC. He added that, what Nigeria need at a time like this is strong and united Nigeria, using our diversity in culture and ethnicity as a source of strength.
Uzordinma added that the APC Government/Administration has done a lot for the Nigerian youths. He said that the APC administration, despite all the challenges, has give empowered the youth with N75bn youth Investment Fund, N-Power, Employment, Political Appointments, Agric Loan, Skills Acquisitions and their likes. Read Hope Uzordinma tweets below.
I admonish Nigerian youths to emulate the Pan-Nigerian traits of past leaders like Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Alhaji Tafawa Belewa and others who worked tirelessly to champion peace, growth and development of Nigeria.
This much were central to our deliberations when I received in audience, a Coalition of Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders of Nigeria led by the National Chairman/Leader of the delegation, Alhaji Mohammad Salihu Danlam.
They were on a courtesy visit to my office at the Imo State Government House, Owerri.
I commend them for the bold initiative of forming a united, cross-cultural and non-ethnic Nationality association that cuts across the six political zones of the Federation solely for the purpose of enhancing peace, co-habitation and National unity.
Furthermore, I enjoin the group to shun politics of tribal sentiment and ethnic coloruation ration which tend to pitch every Nigerian against each other.
What Nigeria needs the most at the moment is a strong and united Nigeria, using our diversity in culture and ethnicity as a source of strength.
I informed the youths drawn from Igbo (Ohaneze), Arewa (Hausas), Idoma (Benue), Ijaw (Bayesa), Kano and others that Nigeria in the recent past has faced a lot of daunting challenges that have threatened the unity and sovereignty of our existence.
I thank President Muhammad Buhari for exhibiting a lot of administrative courage and competence in handling all the intractable challenges.
It is worthy of note that the APC administration, in spite of all challenges, has given the youths a sense of belonging through several forms of empowerment such as the Federal Government’s N75bn youth Investment Fund, N-Power, Employment, Political Appointments, Agric Loan, Skills Acquisitions and their likes.
I urge Nigerian youths to rally round the President and support him to do more for them.
Indeed, whatever that is happening in Nigeria today is not new as many countries have experienced same and worst scenarios in the past and still came out stronger.
Nigeria will definitely win the war of whatever challenge we are facing currently and emerge stronger, however, it will not be possible without the Nigerian Youths partnering with the Government in Power.
Going forward, I admonish Nigerian youths to eschew bitterness and rancour, shun violence, and encourage the leadership at the Federal, State and Local Governments to put in their best.
What brings down a Nation and demonizes a leader is the politicization of development, wars and criminality.
The youths should see Nigeria as their own and join hands together to move the nation forward by disallowing themselves to be used by politicians and mischief makers as political thugs to destroy the Nation they are bound to inherent and lead now and in the future.