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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Arewa youth ultimatum unacceptable - Martins

The recent ultimatum by the Arewa youths coalition for the Igbos to leave the North on or before October 1, 2017, has been described as unacceptable the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins, reports ITRealms.

Speaking in Lagos, Most Rev. Martins told ITRealms, aside that the directive is not acceptable, its capable of deepening the division being experienced across the country.

According to him, Nigerians stand to gain more living together hence they must shun every act capable of further polarizing the country.

The Archbishop also expressed deep concern over the discordant tunes and call for disintegration being championed by some youths across the country, warning of the consequences of another civil war.

He urged the federal government to do everything possible to find a lasting solution to the genuine agitations of the various ethnic groups in the country in order to give everyone a sense of belonging.

“This country needs to be more united now than ever before. We not want drum beats of war or hate speeches. We must not trade the unity of this country for selfish motives because we have much more binding us together than those that divide us. I believe that several of the genuine agitations by the various ethnic groups can be looked into by the federal government with the intention of resolving them amicably without necessarily resorting to secession or bloodletting as some are currently advocating,” he cautioned.


Further, the Archbishop urged all Nigerians to be vigilant and continue pray for peace in our nation and in our families.

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