The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has warned youths to refrain from activities that could lead to another civil war in the country.
The governor said this while speaking at the closing ceremony of the orientation course organized for members of the 2022 Batch B (Stream 2) National Youth Service Corps members posted to Kaduna State.
He stated that the country could not handle another civil war.
Represented by the state’s acting Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, El-Rufai described the civil war “as a needless savagery” that Nigeria cannot afford to repeat.
He said: “The youth must remember that the NYSC came into being after the civil war that tore every fabric of the Nigerian state. The war was a needless savagery that we cannot afford to repeat.
“Nigerian youths must, therefore, distance themselves from fanning the embers of violence and war in Nigeria. As a country, we must avoid a repeat of that dark part of our history. And Nigerian youths must refuse to be ready tools for war mongers.”
He pleaded with the Corp member to defend what is good for the country and what will build a united Nigeria.
El-Rufai said they should not fail to do what is right for Nigeria, stressing that the major objective of establishing the NYSC is to promote Nigeria’s unity and enhance development.