Nigeria Can’t Afford Another Civil War – El-Rufai

By Juliet Amaka
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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that Nigeria cannot afford to repeat the 1967 civil war,

Governor el-Rufai, who gave the warning while speaking to members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Kaduna, said those among them who would be participating in the conduct of the 2023 general elections should avoid being used to rig elections.

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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.”

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He further noted that the national youth service is a reflection of the hope placed on young graduates as bearers of a greater Nigeria.

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