Arewa, Igbo Youth Meet Northern Stakeholders to discuss peace reconciliation….urge IPoB to desist from unguarded statements 

Arewa, Igbo Youth Meet Northern Stakeholders to discuss peace reconciliation

….urge IPoB to desist from unguarded statements 

In a bid to resolve the brewing tension orchestrated by Biafra agitations and the subsequent quit notice  to Igbos ,Arewa Youth Peace and Development Initiative and Coalition of Igbo Patriots For United Nigeria met northern stakeholders to discuss how to achieve peace and reconciliation .
In a communique issued at the end of a two-day meeting in Kaduna , the coalition of northern and groups urged  the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB) and the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum to desist from all unguarded utterance that continues to overheat the polity and give peace a chance in Nigeria.

According to the groups ,  Nigeria is one indivisible country, therefore they must do all within their legitimate means to preserve her peace and unity.
While acknowledging the sacrifices made by the  founding fathers in order to preserve our peace, unity and progress, the Arewa amd Igbo youth in the communiqué said ,  , “We must therefore not allow people with poor knowledge of our history sow the seeds of disunity in order to cause disaffections within us.
“We denounce all rhetoric of war, Hate and threats and warn all unpatriotic elements to henceforth desist and give peace a chance for the peace and progress of our nation. Henceforth, we urge the security agencies to live up to their duties and apprehend all elements desirous of causing confusion in the country and make them face the full wrath of the law.”
The groups however,  commended  the federal government under the leadership of the Acting President, for the ongoing consultations with major stakeholders across the country aimed restoring peace and confidence.
He further stated, ” We fully support all efforts of the Federal and state governments in their efforts at dousing the tensed political atmosphere.
“The Arewa Youth Peace and Development Initiative and the Coalition of Igbo Patriots for United Nigeria will support every of these efforts at promoting Peace and Reconciliations all across the country.
“We shall continue these Consultations with major stakeholders of the Nigerian project for the purpose of peace building and reconciliation.
“We thank the Leadership of Arewa Consultative Forum, HRH Mallam Mohammed Ibrahim OFR, Mni, Makaman Ringin and the Ezeigbo of Kaduna state for their warm welcome of the move aimed at peace building and reconciliations and for their words of advice and wisdom. We urge all other stakeholders to embrace this peace and reconciliation move in order to fulfill that second stanza of our national anthem which states that ‘though tongue and tribe may differ, in brotherhood we stand’.”
The two-day Peace and Reconciliatory Stakeholders consultative meeting of the Arewa Youths Peace and Development Initiative and the Coalition of Igbo Patriots for a United Nigeria, with Northern Stakeholders as well as the Igbo community in Kaduna State was done in collaboration with the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) under the leadership of former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie (Sardaunan Katsina), Northern traditional institutions, the Ezeigbo and Council and other notable Stakeholders in Kaduna State.
It was jointly signed by Comrade Abba Kyari Idris President, Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative, Comrade Okolie Amaechi, National President, Coalition of Igbo Patriots for United Nigeria,
Comrade D rAwwal Abdullahi, Awwal Aliyu, National Secretary, Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative
Barr.OsitaEkwedigweAniwetalu National Secretary, Coalition of Igbo Patriots for United Nigeria
Comrade Billy Tafawa Balewa Public Relations Officer, Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative
Comrade Laurence M. Obeweh Public Relations Officer, Coalition of Igbo Patriots for United Nigeria
Pastor Lucy Ejike National Women Leader, Coalition of Igbo Patriots for United Nigeria
HajiaHauwau K Usman National Women Coordinator,Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative
Comrade Moh’d Ali National Treasurer,Arewa Youths, Peace& Development Initiative
Engr. Musa Idris Kaduna State Secretary, Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative
Comrade NazifiMoh’d Kaduna State PRO, Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative
Read full text of the communiqué issued at the end of the two-day meeting in Kaduna :
JOINT COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATORY CONSULTATIVE MEETING OF THE AREWA YOUTHS PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE AND THE COALITION OF IGBO PATRIOTS FOR UNITED NIGERIA, UNDER THE IGBO HEBREW CENTRE INCORPORATED WITH NORTHERN LEADERSIN KADUNA ON TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017 
PROTOCOLS 

Thank you very much gentlemen of the Press for finding time to attend this Press briefing. 

This Communique is issued after a 2-days Peace and Reconciliatory Stakeholders consultative meeting of the Arewa Youths Peace and Development Initiative and the Coalition of Igbo Patriots for a United Nigeria, with Northern Stakeholders as well as the Igbo community in Kaduna State. 

After the consultations of the above named youth organizations with the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) under the leadership of former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie (Sardaunan Katsina), Northern traditional institutions, the Ezeigbo and Council and other notable Stakeholders in Kaduna State, we hereby state as follows; 

That Nigeria is one indivisible Country that our forefathers be quitted to us and we must therefore do all within our legitimate means to preserve her peace and unity. We recognize all the sacrifices made by our founding fathers in order to preserve our peace, unity and progress. We must therefore not allow people with poor knowledge of our history sow the seeds of disunity in order to cause disaffections within us. 

We denounce all rhetoric of war, Hate and threats and warn all unpatriotic elements to henceforth desist and give peace a chance for the peace and progress of our nation. Henceforth, we urge the security agencies to live up to their duties and apprehend all elements desirous of causing confusion in the country and make them face the full wrath of the law. 

We specifically ask the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB) and the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum to desist from all unguarded utterance that continues to overheat the polity and give peace a chance in Nigeria 

We thank the federal government under the leadership of the Acting President, for the ongoing consultations with major stakeholders across the country aimed restoring peace and confidence. We fully support all efforts of the Federal and state governments in their efforts at dousing the tensed political atmosphere. The Arewa Youth Peace and Development Initiative and the Coalition of Igbo Patriots for United Nigeria will support every of these efforts at promoting Peace and Reconciliations all across the country. 

We shall continue these Consultations with major stakeholders of the Nigerian project for the purpose of peace building and reconciliation 

We thank the Leadership of Arewa Consultative Forum, HRH Mallam Mohammed Ibrahim OFR, Mni, Makaman Ringin and the Ezeigbo of Kaduna state for their warm welcome of the move aimed at peace building and reconciliations and for their words of advice and wisdom. We urge all other stakeholders to embrace this peace and reconciliation move in order to fulfill that second stanza of our national anthem which states that “though tongue and tribe may differ, in brotherhood we stand”. 

Finally we thank the Press for supporting this peace and reconciliation tour by providing publicity. 

May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria 
Thank you 

Signed 

Comrade Abba Kyari Idris President, Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative 

Comrade OkolieAmaechi National President, Coalition of Igbo Patriots for United Nigeria 

Comrade DrAwwalAbdullahiAwwalAliyu National Secretary, Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative 

Barr.OsitaEkwedigweAniwetalu National Secretary, Coalition of Igbo Patriots for United Nigeria 

Comrade Billy Tafawa Balewa Public Relations Officer, Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative 

Comrade Laurence M. Obeweh Public Relations Officer, Coalition of Igbo Patriots for United Nigeria 

Pastor Lucy Ejike National Women Leader, Coalition of Igbo Patriots for United Nigeria 

HajiaHauwau K Usman National Women Coordinator,Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative 

Comrade Moh’d Ali National Treasurer,Arewa Youths, Peace& Development Initiative 

Engr. Musa Idris Kaduna State Secretary, Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative 

Comrade NazifiMoh’d Kaduna State PRO, Arewa Youths, Peace & Development Initiative

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