Ebira Youths Advised To Shun Clannish Violence
9 December 2017 News
Youths of Ebiraland in Kogi State have been advised to remain committed to peace and shun clannish violence.
Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello gave the advice in an interview with newsmen after receiving youths, women, traditional rulers, and other stakeholders from Okehi and Adavi Local government councils at his home in Okene.
While acknowledging that clannish struggles had been reduced since he came on board, Governor Bello stated that there was need for the people to avoid crises and see the clans as a means of cultural emancipation and development.
Alhaji Bello urged the people of the central senatorial district to abide by the decisions of government on issues of traditional leadership tussles for development and peace to reign.
On the Ekwechi cultural festival, Governor Bello explained that he had decided to commemorate the festival in order to foster unity among all clans and equally showcase Ebira rich culture to the world.
Correspondent Ohikwo Mohhamed reports that, Okehi Local government administrator, Abdulmumuni Ohiare stated that their visit was in honour of the Ekwechi festival and to show their support for the governor.
Ohiare added that the local council had embarked on rigorous sensitization of the people on the need to eschew violence during and after the festival.