Ndigbo Peace Movement and Arewa Groups have emphasized the need for peaceful co-existence of Nigerians irrespective of ethnic and religious inclinations.
Mr Divine Onyekachi, the leader of the Igbo movement who read the text of the conference said peace and unity of the country Nigeria was key and more important than any unlawful agitations.
Onyekachi said, “collectively as a country of diverse ethnic groups, we have worked so hard to make this country great and we will not allow some acts of lawlessness to drag us to the path of retrogression.
“The strength of Nigeria is in its diversity and only convergence of efforts from all ethnic groups can make Nigeria reclaim her rightful place in the comity of nations.”
Onyekachi praised state and federal governments for makinggreat strides to reassure the citizens of the unity, love and oneness of Nigerians as evident by the recent visits of some northern state governors on a peace mission in the south eastern part of the country.
Alhaji Bello Maigari, the leader of Arewa groups in Anambra said there was need for all Nigerians to support the peace and unity of the nation.
Maigari who is also the Youth leader of Suleja Hausa Community in the state, urged political leaders to always strive to give every group their due rights.
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