The Youth Wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo paid a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari make categorical statement by Igbo Presidency in 2023 while also initiating the process of creating another state for the South-East region.
While speaking the leader of the youth Wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Kingsley Dozie Lawrence thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the improved security during the Christmas season, the economy and infrastructural development particularly the Second Niger Bridge.
‘‘We, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing, are partners-in-progress in the Nigerian project and will extend hands of partnership to any administration that guarantees the interest and welfare of Ndigbo.
President Buhari in his response said; ‘‘Youths are very virile and active. A greater part of the Nigerian population is made up of youths. They must always be a factor at all times. Youths must begin to groom themselves for the leadership of Nigeria. I said this to the leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students yesterday (Thursday) – sooner than later we will leave the stage and you will takeover. You have to equip yourselves properly.”
‘‘I am glad you appreciate government’s efforts. That is why we are here to make a difference in the lives of Nigerians and on infrastructure, We will ensure that the resources of Nigeria work for Nigerians,’’ he said.
On the industrial strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the President expressed the hope that ‘‘good reason will prevail’’ in the on-going talks between the Federal Government and representatives of the union.
Credit: Sun News Online