Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war.
El-Rufai who spoke 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 on Tuesday August 9, urged youths not to fan the embers of violence and war in the country.
Represented by the state’s Acting Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, El-Rufai 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 further noted that the national youth service is a reflection of the hope placed on young graduates as bearers of a greater Nigeria.