The Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai, stated that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war, describing it as a dark part of the country history that must not be repeated.
El-Rufai made this warning 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.
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 added that National Youth Service Corps is a reflection of the hope placed on young graduates as bearers of a greater Nigeria.