Avoid anything that threatens Nigeria’s unity, Gowon tells youth
@SImonEchewofun Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on Wednesday, advised Nigerian youths to avoid anything that threatened the sovereignty and unity of the country.
Gowon gave the advice at a National Security Seminar on “Unity in Diversity: Security and National Development”, organised by the Department of State Service (DSS) in Abuja.
He also urged the youth not to a situation Nigerians would one another.
“You are the future of this country. In all that you do, ensure that we build the country in the interest of all.
“Ensure that you do better than what we have done for you. This is my plea to you,” he told youth.
On the for restructuring or secession by different groups and sections in the country, Gowon advised the agitators to allow where fight calls be mindful of the rights of others.
“My view and call is that all Nigerians should like their country, right or wrong, but yet demand a change for good and better,” he was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report.
On his part, the Director-General of DSS, Mr Lawal Daura, advised all groups and individuals bent on pursuing their divisive and separatist activities that threaten national security, to have a rethink.