NIGERIA: NORTHERN ELDERS, AFENIFERE, KUKAH, OBI WARN OF ANOTHER CIVIL WAR

Written by on January 15, 2021

THE NORTHERN ELDERS FORUM (NEF), AFENIFERE, THE CATHOLIC BISHOP OF SOKOTO DIOCESE, MATTHEW KUKAH AND THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF ANAMBRA STATE, MR PETER OBI; HAVE AAL WARNED THAT NIGERIA WAS REPEATING ITS MISTAKES THAT LED TO THE CIVIL WAR WHICH LASTED FROM JULY 6TH, 1967 TO JANUARY 15, 1970 DURING WHICH OVER ONE MILLION PERSONS REPORTEDLY LOST THEIR LIVES.

SPEAKING AT A WEBINAR, THEY CAUTIONED THAT UNLESS SOMETHING URGENT WAS DONE, THE AFTERMATH OF THE ONGOING INJUSTICE, POOR GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP FAILURE IN THE COUNTRY WOULD BE WORSE THAN WHAT WAS EXPERIENCED DURING THE CIVIL WAR.

THE ONLINE CONFERENCE WITH THE THEME, ‘THE 2ND NEVER AGAIN CONFERENCE: 51 YEARS AFTER THE NIGERIAN-BIAFRAN CIVIL WAR,’ WAS HOSTED BY NZUKO UMUNNA, AN IGBO THINK TANK, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OVATION INTERNATIONAL AND NJENJE MEDIA, WHILE A PROMINENT ECONOMIST, PROF PAT UTOMI, WAS THE CHAIRMAN, PLANNING COMMITTEE.


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