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11.06.2017 Press Release

Arewa Youths And The Igbo Fraction

ECOWAS Youth Council

It is no news that a conglomerate of northern youths called the Arewa youth consultative forum has offered the Igbo community in the northern Nigeria a three months ultimatum to leave their territory. It is one that breaks the heart of the leadership of ECOWAS youth council and we commend the federal government of Nigeria for condemning this act.

We must reiterate the fact that there is no region that goes to war and ever remains the same just like in Syria. Nigeria has come this far as a country together and cannot use their own hands to scatter our bricks as it is popularly said that “It is easier to destroy a thing than to build it”.

I also want to use this medium to appreciate the effort of the federal government towards the growth of the country but we believe there is something that should be done concerning the restructuring of Nigeria. The need for the restructuring of the nation is one that cannot be overemphasized as its immense benefits far superceed its harm.

We also plead with the government to find a long lasting solution to the ethnic and religious issues currently facing the country as no breathing space should be given to allow for anarchy. This is to further reiterate that the Ecowas youth council is dedicated to ensuring peace and unity within the region.

In conclusion, the need for unity and harmony at this point in the country is one of great importance as you cannot expect a country to fight economic crisis and human crisis at the same time. I therefore call on the Arewa youth council to embrace peace and shun violence. It is will be our Joy to see Nigeria called a first world country so the need for the great people of Nigeria to continue in this love and unity we have always shared since birth.


Signed H.E Seun Ologun William President, ECOWAS Youth Council.