Miss Nigeria, Chioma Obiadi, urges the Acting-President Yemi Osinbajo to make use of activities that interest the youths across the country to reach out to them with his message of unity and peaceful co-existence.
As she states, activities in education, sports and entertainment have held Nigerians together in the past irrespective of family background, ethnicity, social status, and religion.
She affirmed that a renewed federal government attention to these areas could step down the spate of hate speeches and distrust observed among youth groups in various regions in the country in recent weeks.
Miss Chioma stated this in a statement she personally signed and issued to newsmen on Monday 26th June.
The statement reads in part: “I commend the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo deserves commendation for the steps he has taken so far to calm the frayed nerves occasioned by the recent spate of secessionist agitations and counter-agitations in recent weeks.
“But I call on leaders at all levels to demonstrate a strong commitment towards the creation of a just and humane social order across the six geo-political zones in the country. This, I believe will give every citizen a sense of belonging, ensuring that fundamental human rights of all Nigerians are respected and the security of lives and property”
While commending Osinbajo for his engagement with leaders of thought drawn from several parts of the country over the quit notice slammed on Igbo’s by Northern youths. The beauty queen stated that it was high time the Presidency reached out directly to the youths for a ‘heart-to-heart’ meetings and discussions.
She added that such parleys made possible through events that cause youths to look beyond parochial interests would impress upon the minds of the youths a sense of belonging in the Nigerian state.
She further called on leaders at all levels to demonstrate a strong commitment towards the creation of a just and humane social order across the six geo-political zones in the country; in which the fundamental human rights of all Nigerians are respected and the security of their lives and properties are respected.
Miss Obiadi urges the acting president to collaborate with relevant stake holders to engage youths on peace-building through activities that interests them.
She says the youths in Nigeria have shown times without number that education, sports, and entertainment can put away parochial interests and ethnic sentiments and enable them relate freely with one another irrespective of their socio-cultural backgrounds.
The beauty queen says youths should be encouraged to use their fertile minds and creative talents to become solvers of problems that affect the nation.
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