The chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi has urged the youths to put their thinks caps on and avoid a second civil war in the South East.
Umahi made the disclosure when he spoke at the grand finale of the 2021 edition of school Sports Competition for Primary and Secondary Schools at the Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium Abakaliki. According to him, the civil war left behind some bitter memories that the Igbo youths would not want to go back to bring.
In his words: “We need to redirect the minds of our youths into hard work, into self-esteem, into believing in themselves, and believing that whatever situations they have found themselves, they can turn the situation around for their benefit. This is the agitation that we desire.
“Even though we are financially challenged, but we need these sporting activities to upturn the minds of our children from useless and senseless agitations. The real agitation that we desire, is to secure the future of our children; and that is what our government is doing.”
“Those our fathers that witnessed the civil war, they have sad stories to tell us and then our prayers, we say, may that not happen in our land again in Jesus name,”
“I am so excited with what we are seeing, and this relief is in all honesty needed by us, our children they have thrilled us, this feat shall be repeated in November, it shall be more robust.
“In the whole of November, we shall be celebrating the grace of God upon our administration, the success of our Governance and the people of Ebonyi State,”