Chief David Umahi of Ebonyi state, has yesterday tasked southeast youths to turn away their minds from pursuing what according to him is ‘a senseless agitation’(biafra).
The Chairman of Southeast Governors Forum, Umahi made this known at the grand finale of the 2021 edition of school Sports Competition for Primary and Secondary Schools in the state, which took place at the Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium Abakaliki, insisting that it is better to remain in one Nigeria.
His statement reads: “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.”
Governor Umahi, however, urged youths of the State to totally avoid any thing that will engage them in criminality in the guise of agitation.
“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,” he said.
He further congratulated the winning teams for their match and announced that another version of the competition would resume in November this year to allow the State to harness budding talents in Sports.
“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,” he said.
Governor Umahi also announced the date for the commencement of Dave Umahi Tertiary Institution Games across the Tertiary Institutions in Ebonti State as a way of discouraging the youths from indulging in needless agitation.
The governor also revealed his preparedness to employ 3000 civil servants and empowerment of 3000 Ebonyians before the expiration of his administration.
“In the months ahead, we are going to employ 3,000 civil servants; we are going to empower 3,000 people. We are de-emphasizing appointments,” he stated.
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