Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, warned Niger Delta youths to shun violence and embrace peace for the development of the area and the nation at large.
Jonathan issued the warning when the executive members of Movement for Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality within the Niger Delta (MOSIEND), paid him a go to in Yenagoa.
The previous president cautioned them in opposition to restiveness within the area however to assist the financial system of the nation by manufacturing of oil and gasoline, NAN reports.
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Jonathan pick point that youths remain the main focus of most government improvement policies, saying that any try and trigger violence would work in opposition to their pursuits.
“The future belongs to the youths who’re on the centre of most developmental endeavours and policies of presidency; so, the diversion of youthful vitality in the direction of violence isn’t fascinating in any respect.
“The way forward for this nation belongs to the younger ones, not for these of us who’ve given our youthful years and are on the verge of exiting the scene. The youths ought to resist each try and take to violence.
“Peace within the Niger Delta could be very important as any disturbance within the Niger Delta impacts the nation as a result of the area helps the financial system of the nation,’’ Jonathan stated.