On Friday, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has appealed to youths to forgive the country’s leaders, noting that the leaders had learnt valuable lessons from the prevailing disturbing situation.
During an address to the people of the state, Umahi, made the appeal, insisted that the country needed to forge ahead after the killings and destruction of valuable properties.
He said, “Our hearts go to the families of the deceased, and we enjoin the Federal and Lagos State Governments to quicken investigation into the incident.
“It was an act of the devil and the infrastructure being destroyed across the country are for you as leaders of the future.
“You need to be alive to actualise this future because some of you will be presidents, governors, lawmakers and ministers among others.
“No one lives on earth forever, so, we seek your forgiveness so that we will go back to the drawing board,” he said.
“Youths should be brought closer to issues of budgeting, dynamics and difficulties of governance among others to enable us have a better society.
“I appeal to our people to withdraw from the #EndSARS protest because it is no longer a protest but an orchestrated violence with people imported from other states to destroy lives and properties,” he added.
He continued by saying, “This is a critical moment in the nation’s history and we cannot continue to see the critical private and public infrastructure we laboured to build being destroyed.
“Considering the dwindling revenue of the country, such infrastructure contributes greatly to the sustenance of the economy,” he said.