AS MANY Nigerian families are still counting the human and material resources lost in the aftermath of the EndSARS protests across the country, the federal government has been blamed for the carnages incurred in the ugly development.
National Association of Sabbath Youths(NASY), said at the end of the two-day conference tagged, ” the counsel of Jethro” held at Akpu Hall, Abagana, in Njikoka Council Area, that the federal government should have been proactive and addressed the problems of youth empowerment, insecurity, and wellbeing of Nigerians generally to avert youth agitation which degenerated in destruction of huge human lives and property.
Speaking through her National President, Apostle Yoshua Ben Yaaqobh, the group quoted, “when the righteous is in power, the people rejoice” calling on the Nigerian youth to rise up to the occasion in the most civil manner to end the trend of recycling of old political office holders who had tasted power severally but had no good records to show other than self aggrandisement through looting of the common patrimony of all Nigerians.
He however, strongly condemned the intensity of ethnic and religious rivalry which the youth are being made to wrongly imbibe, adding that such is a deadly time bomb that will rent the fabric of Nigeria and nobody will be better for it.
“The Nigerian youth should now realise that they are being used to fan ethnic and religious discord and which benefits the old and dying generation and begin now to resist such evil game and come together as one people to forge a Nigeria of their own dream.”
In his contribution, the National coordinating President of Sabbath Association of Nigeria, Bishop Raphael B.C. Nwankwo, quipped, “we don’t plan for rainy season, we have youths that graduate every year, what plan do you make for them”.
“We should be interested in the welfare of the people you govern, this #EndSARS protest is a wake-up call, it is just the beginning of what is to come but I hope God will intervene.”
“People are frustrated in Nigeria, it is just for the leaders to do the right thing so that there will not be a recurrence of #EndSARS protest. It is very dangerous to leave a man idle and as we can see that is what happened, the ASSU strike further fueled it because students are not in school”, he stated.