- Igbo youths have a need to reconsider their mode of agitation in Nigeria
- The advice was given on Sunday, June 14, by the president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo
- Nwodo called on the youths to crave for and acquire knowledge as a sure tool for self-actualisation
In their quest for self-determination and expression of zero tolerance for any sort of suppression, youths of Igbo extraction have been advised on how they should go about their agitations.
The admonition was given on Sunday, June 14, by the president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo.
Nwodo urged the youths to ensure observance of decorum and civility in the face of provocation, The Guardian reports.
Noting that hunger and ignorance are two kinds of war confronting Nigerians, the Igbo leader directed the attention of the youngsters to the use of knowledge as a powerful tool for self-actualisation.
He called on the youths to emulate other countries of the world which have shifted their interest to knowledge rather than crude oil because the latter will keep dropping as is the case presently.
Nwodo stated: "If you look at all rich countries in the world today, you would see that one thing that is driving them is knowledge. It is no longer oil. Oil will continue to fall because alternative sources of energy have emerged."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo had disclosed that it was still committed to ensuring that an Igbo president succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The organization explained that the quest for the southeast zone to produce the next president was in the spirit of equity, justice and fair play.
Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, the deputy national publicity secretary of Ohanaeze on Monday, May 18, in Enugu pleaded with political parties in the country to zone their presidential ticket to the southeast zone.
On the possible candidates, the spokesman said stakeholders of Igboland and Nigerians will decide on the Igbo candidate they want to become president at the appropriate time.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the group had denied claims that Nigeria's former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), was appointed to negotiate Igbo presidency on its behalf.
Chuks Ibegbu, spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in a statement expressed shock over comments that Gowon was appointed by the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization to lead the negotiation for Nigeria presidency of Igbo extraction in 2023.
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