Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has warned Niger Delta Avengers against threat to bomb Abia State, saying that there is no IPOB/MASSOB member being detained in the State as alleged by the Avengers.
They called on the Avengers to embrace dialogue and allow peace to reign for the good of the people of Niger Delta.
In a statement signed by Israel Ogbonnaya and Chetachi Ikpe, Abia state chairman and the State secretary of the council, respectively, Ohaneze youths said, “we also call on the Niger Delta Avengers to sheathe their sword and drop threat to bomb and attack Abia state and other Niger Delta states.
“There is no IPOB/MASSOB detainee in Abia state. Finally, we recommend dialogue as the only means to address all contentious issues at stake”.
Meanwhile, OYC has commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for securing N1 billion agriculture loans for the State and insisting that it would go to only genuine farmers in the State and not to internet farmers and urged him to keep his words so as to boost agriculture in the state.
“We urge farmers and youths in the state to utilize the loan judiciously and massively produce food to feed the people.
“We are also encouraged by the decision of the Abia state government to boost agriculture in the state through the one billion naira agricultural loan obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
This will go a long way to boost agriculture in the state and serve as a youth empowerment programme and Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth council worldwide will participate fully”, they said.
The statement also lauded the governor for holding town hall meetings across the state, saying he demonstrated democracy at work and “a clear evidence of leadership by example and concern for the grassroots”.