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SA On Religious Affairs Hails Youths Protest, Sues For Unity



Youths of Imo state and Nigeria at large have been commended for embarking on a peaceful protest to press home their demand for good governance.

The Special Adviser to the Governor of Imo state on all Religious Affairs, Very Reverend Dr. Chidiebere Ndubuisi Nwanebu gave this commendation in his office at the Government House during an interview with our reporter.

The SA popularly known as Rev. CNN Nwanebu said that he would have been personally enraged with the youths if they had failed to express their feelings in a peaceful manner, describing the protest as long overdue.

Although, he regretted that some unscrupulous elements took advantage of the peaceful nature of the protest to foment unnecessary troubles in order to frustrate the government both in the state and at the centre.

The vibrant and soft-spoken man of God noted that it would only be normal for someone who feels shortchanged in a system, to express his dissatisfaction using the best workable means.

According to him, the youths are an integral part of every government in every society hence, should be taken proper care of.

“I am 100 percent in support of the protest the youths of Imo state and Nigeria at large embarked upon a few days ago. I would have been  surprised and angry with them if they did not protest. Because for so many years, it seems that the government has been taking the youths for granted.

“Nigerian youths are only demanding for what is due to them but they should understand two things; that there voices have been heard and nobody will ever again pretend the youths of Nigeria feeble-minded or chicken-hearted.

“I therefore want to submit that they should go home and cease fire and allow the government deliberate and implement their demands so as to fully integrate them in the scheme of things.

“Secondly, they should not be susceptible to the destruction of lives and property or readily made willing tools for violence. It is unfortunate that some unscrupulous elements took advantage of the peaceful protest earlier embarked upon by well-meaning Nigerian youths.

“I can assure the Nigerian youths that never again will the government take them for granted but then, they should avoid any act or activities capable of causing chaos or disharmony among the people. They should not take the laws into their own hands. They should be guided accordingly,” he added.

Similarly, the likable religious leader urged Imo youths to leverage on the proposed disbursement of six billion naira as a youth intervention fund, to better their lots.

He disclosed that the intervention fund which will come in badges of two billion naira, is aimed at empowering the youths in skills acquisitions.

That, according to him, will go a long way in depopulating the unemployment rate among the youths and curb social violence to the barest minimum.

On this note, he urged the youths to be supportive of the shared prosperity government of His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodinma, promising that there are better days ahead.

It would be recalled that the youths of Nigeria a couple of weeks ago, embarked on peaceful protest, demanding for an immediate disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over alleged brutality on innocent citizens.

The protests done concurrently across the country later degenerated to wanton destruction of lives and property as against what it was earlier targeted.

The SARS, it would be noted, was disbanded by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

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Buhari Warns Bandits, Says “You Are Not Powerful Than My Govt”



President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the bandits wreaking havoc across the country, saying his government has the capacity to deal with them.

In a statement Mallam Garba Shehu, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, the president vowed not to succumb to blackmail.

The president described the abduction of hundreds of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State, as inhumane and totally unacceptable.

“This administration will not succumb to blackmail by bandits who target innocent school students in the expectations of huge ransom payments.”

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“Let them not entertain any illusions that they are more powerful than the government. They shouldn’t mistake our restraint for the humanitarian goals of protecting innocent lives as a weakness or a sign of fear or irresolution.”

The President appealed to state governments to review their policy of rewarding bandits with money and vehicles, warning that the policy “might boomerang disastrously.”

He also advised states and local governments to be more proactive by improving security around schools and their surroundings

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2023: Uzodinma Wins Hearts Of Owerri West



, Nekede, Ihiagwa, Obinze Rd Set For Completion… Described As Man Of His Words By Kanayo… You Have Restored Our Hope In 3R- Indigenes

Ahead of 2023 elections, Governor Hope Uzodinma appears to have gradually winning the hearts of OWerri West people who are predominantly PDP loyalists.

This however followed the fulfillment of  the promise he made to them that before the next raining season, the Nekede Ihiagwa, Obinze and FUTO Road  which has been a night mare to indigenes as well as students of Federal Polytechnic Nekede and FUTO.

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Governor Uzodinma had few months ago, re-awarded the said Nekede Road  to another construction company. After it was initially abandoned by a contractor assigned it to by the former Ihedioha’s led administration for reasons yet to be made public. Uzodinma however assured the people that the road would not only be done according to specified time but in a way that it will stand the taste of time.

During the inspection of the Road over the weekend, the people of OWerri West and Other Road Users came out en-mass to hail Uzodinma who was accompanied on the said inspection by the House Member Representing Owerri West in Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Kanayo Onyemaechi as well as the contractors handling the job poured encominiums on the Governor and assured him of their support in the 2023 elections.

The crowd who composed various songs with the Governor’s name made it clear that he has restored their hope and confidence in the 3R Government which they vowed to support hence forth.

In same vain, the House of  Assembly Member Representing Owerri West in Imo House of Assembly, Hon. Kanayo Onyemaechi assured the Governor of the continued support of the OWerri West people  pointing out that with the reconstruction of the said Road which he described as one of the major Roads in the area having linked the two Federal Institutions of Federal Polytechnic Nekede and the Federal University of Technology Owerri, that both the indigenes and non indigenes would give him unalloyed  support in the next election.

Describing Uzodinma as a man of his words, Onyemaechi popularly known as Egbe Eji Eje Ogu revealed that with the completion of the job, Governor Uzodinma has also restored  the confidence of the Owerri west in him having assured  the people that Uzodinma led Government would put the road through.

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Change Security Chiefs , Wike Urges FG



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approached the Federal Government to change the Security Chiefs to give space for new thoughts and methodology in handling the dangers of internal security.

The governor, Wike settled on the decision during the wreath laying and parade ceremony put in place to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Port Harcourt on Friday.

The governor, who recognized the endeavors made so far by the nation’s security chiefs in the fight against insurgents, noted anyway that in spite of full military commitment with Boko Haram and bandits, the dangers give off an impression of being overpowering on the nation’s security agencies.

Governor Wike stated, Boko Haram, bandits and killer herders have kept on overrunning networks, arbitrarily murdering and abducting helpless individuals.

As indicated by him, these insurgents have likewise decimated private and public property without any difficulty, and it is the ideal opportunity for the Federal Government to make an unequivocal move and end such menace.

“A nation is as strong as its Armed Forces. Her failure to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency notwithstanding long periods of full military commitment shows that everything isn’t well with our methodologies and responsibilities to the fight against the internal security.

“Today, consequently, additionally raises the need to for us all to be worried by the disintegrating security across the nation and restate the call on the Federal Government to do all things needed to bring the security threat by Boko Haram and armed bandits to a definitive end in the most limited conceivable time.

“We thank the Service Chiefs for their endeavors so far in the fight against the insurgents. Yet, we additionally line up with the worry of citizens that having apparently reached their wit end, they should now give way for new hands and thoughts to give the battle the driving force that it so unequivocally needs to guarantee that Boko Haram and killer bandits are extensively crushed and cleared out of presence.

“The time has arrived for the Federal Government to stop the pretence, change procedure, look for help from our companions and stand up to the direness of the internal security situation in Nigeria with each weaponry available to it to stop the slaughtering, free all hostages and improve the physical security of our nation for all Nigerians,” he said.

The governor expressed that all Nigerians are charitable recipients of the different penances made by the Armed Forces as they put their life in line to defend the nation.

According to Governor Wike, the least obligation each Nigerian owes the soldiers, veterans, and their families is to keep on recollecting, respect and commend them for their remarkable courage in service and sacrifice to the nation.

“On this solemn day and event hence, we join the rest of our nation to respect and honor every one of our officers who lost their lives at the different battlefields in the service of our country.

“We likewise salute and honor each serving member of Nigerian Armed Forces continuing today in the noble tradition of those before them dutifully defending our nation’s territorial integrity.

“They are fighting to keep us safe and secured in the face of insurgencies from Boko Haram, Bandits and other criminal elements posing a threat on our peace and security across the nation.

“Our dearest nation is still together, existing and waxing stronger as one unified, free, and democratic nation in light of your responsibility and sacrifice to its solidarity and progress.

“As Nigerians, our collective desire is to have a nation where we would all be able to live in solidarity, freedom and security. A nation where our kids and grandkids can live in relative comfort and take a stab at a more promising time to come,” he expressed.

Governor Wike expressed the need to have a lasting reward framework for officers and men of the Armed Forces to encourage them in their sacrifices to the nation.

He said his administration has kept on executing such financial support strategy for security personnel of Rivers origin as a result of the worth it puts on the selfless sacrifices they make to keep Nigeria united and in harmony.

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