Traditional ruler tasks youths on unity

From Esther Akaa, Lafia

The paramount ruler of Migili nation, Zhe Magili, Dr Ayuba Audu (JP) has charged Koro youths to unite, irrespective of religious differences for the growth and development of the community.

Audu, who is the Chairman, Obi/ Jenkwe Traditional Council of Chiefs gave the charge  on Saturday when the newly elected  national leadership of Koro Youth Association of Nigeria paid a familiarisation visit to his palace in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

According  to him, no nation can develop without peace and unity of the people, urging them come together as an entity for development to thrive.

“Anywhere Koro/Migili people are, they should unite because if we are united, we can achieve many things but if we are divided, we cannot develop.

“I want to appeal to leaders of Koro/Migili at various levels to ensure that there is unity among them for growth and development of our society.

“For the newly elected leaders of this association, I must say that you have a great task ahead of you and you should ensure that you build a strong Koro Youth group with one voice so that we will be able to get what belongs to us through peaceful means,” he said.

The traditional ruler, therefore, congratulated the association for a peaceful conduct of its election,  urging the new leadership to ensure that they work for the interest the people.

He also urged the youths to conduct themselves in orderly and peaceful manner during and after the forthcoming Nigeria general election.

In his remark, the newly elected President of the association, Mr Safiyanu Hassan, said the visit was to familiarise with the traditional ruler and seek his fatherly blessing.

“This visit is to familiarise ourselves with you, who is our paramount ruler and other traditional rulers in Koro land and receive your fatherly blessings, as well as inform you of our preparation towards the inauguration of the new leadership of this association.

“We are spread across other states such as Kaduna, Niger and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja). We have a mother body known as the Association of Koro Community in Nigeria (AKOCON),” Hassan said.

The National President-elect, however, explained  that  nomenclature of Migili is used to differentiate between the Koro in some parts of Nasarawa State and should not create any form of controversy, saying the association is united for the good of the people.

Also speaking, President of the association in  Kaduna State, Makama Danlami, pledged the support of his leadership towards ensuring peaceful co-existence between the youths in the state.

He said they will continue to sensitise the people through  seminars and workshops on the need to live in unity with one another for the progress of the people.

Earlier, President, Migili Youth Association in Nasarawa State,  Jesse Agidis, expressed hope that the visit will unite Koro nation, irrespective of religion, clan and political affiliations.

He said the delegation was made up of leaders from Niger, Kaduna  and Nasarawa States, as well as the FCT.

The Voice reports that the delegation also visited other traditional rulers in Koro land including the Zhe Duglu, Chief Jonathan Iwella, Zhe Musha, Chief Joshua Kyari (JP) and Zhe Gude, Chief James Agule, Hassan Agidi, Village Head of Agyari, his counterpart Yusuf Ayitogo, Village Head of Arikpo, among others.

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