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Youths urged to adopt peace, unity

The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Youth and Student Matters, Mr Jude Imagwe, has called on youths to adopt peace and unity in their activities.

Imagwe made the appeal in Abuja on Saturday at the National Youth Peace Concert tagged: Peace, Unity and Love for National Development.

He said peace was essential for any meaningful development in all areas of human endeavour of any nation.

“Nigeria is the only identity that we have and we must protect it, we must realise that youths of other countries cannot build this country for us.

“We must come together out of conviction and put an end to the killing of our brothers and sisters in parts of the country’’, Imagwe said.

He urged the youths to continue to preach peace for the unity and prestige of the country to be sustained and extended to all nooks and crannies of the world.

Pastor Simon Dolly, National President, Youth Wing, Christian Association of Nigeria, said youths should be tolerant of one another to enhance the country’s progress.

“Nigerian youths should be their brothers’ keeper, they should love one another and promote peaceful co-existence’’, he said.

The President, National Council of Muslim Youth Organisation, Malam Kamal’ddin Akintunde, said Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnic or religious backgrounds, should come together for the growth of the nation.

He said Muslim communities remained committed to the indivisibility of the country.

Akintunde appealed to all tiers of government to do the needful in the discharge of their respective mandates.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Women and Youth Affairs, Sen. Helen Esuene, noted that youths were blessed with creative talents that should be channeled to the nation’s development.

“Nigeria is blessed with abundant resources; let us cherish it by ensuring peace at all times.

“Peace is paramount to the country, Nigeria will not break up, it behoves all of us to work in the spirit of patriotism and peaceful co-existence’’, she said.

Meanwhile, a cross section of youths described the concert organised by the African First Ladies Peace Mission in Abuja as a welcome development for nation building.

They told News Agency of Nigeria at the Eagle Square that the event should be sustained.

Mr Tiza Imojime from Benue said the concert would serve as reminder to the youths on the need to ensure peaceful coexistence.

“It is a step forward for Nigerian youths by coming together; we appreciate our values, culture, beliefs.

“There is unity in our diversity and we appreciate the first lady’s efforts in promoting peace’’, he said.

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