Arewa begs

Northern Forum of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) yesterday appealed to the Niger-Delta Avengers (NDA) to sheath their sword and stop bombing and vandalization of oil pipelines and installations within its region.

Chairman of the Northern Forum, Abubakar T. Balewa made the call while reading a drafted copy of its communique at the end of the meeting of the Youth Council from the 19 Northern States including Federal Capital Territory (FCT) held in Kaduna at the weekend.

Balewa said the bombings and vandalization of pipelines and installation is causing serious damage to the eco-system of the region and disrupting the economic development of the nation.

He faulted the approach of the NDAs in presing home their demands, saying they have a genuine case but should embrace and accept the offer of dialogue by the Federal government.

He commended the effort of the Federal government in restoring sanity and hope to the Nigerian citizens by tackling the menace of insecurity particularly the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the North East, cattle rustlers, kidnappers and armed bandits in other parts of the country.

According to him, “On Corruption, the forum supports the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war and urged the government to remain resolute inspite of the distractions.

“The forum commends the federal government for it economic diversification drives as relate to Agriculture, solid minerals development, exploration of oil in the North, implementation of the Hyppadec bill and the dredging of River Niger and Benue,” it stated.

The Forum equally commend the National Assembly for the passage of the bill for the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps as it said it will go a long way to reduce youth unemployment in the country.

The forum however said it has resolved to support the forthcoming unity Congress of the NYCN scheduled for the 25th to 27th this month and called on all stakeholders particularly the federal ministry of youth development to ensure the success of the congress.


Vestibulum bibendum felis sit amet dolor auctor molestie. In dignissim eget nibh id dapibus. Fusce et suscipit orci. Aliquam sit amet urna lorem. Duis eu imperdiet nunc, non imperdiet libero.

Post A Comment:


  1. Why can't these Arewa youths call on their murderer president and his military killer-squad to stop massacring Biafran youths, to release Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and all Biafran youths locked up in various prisons in Nigeria - after which blowing-up of oil pipeline will stop. Who are these Arewa jihadists trying to fool? What a stupid and brainless request.


Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.