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Bianca Ojukwu advises youths to shun vices threatening nation-building

Mrs Bianca Ojukwu, a former Nigerian ambassador to Spain, has urged young Nigerians to abandon the antisocial behaviours that jeopardise the country's progress and stability.

Mrs Bianca Ojukwu, a former Nigerian ambassador to Spain, has urged young Nigerians to abandon the antisocial behaviours that jeopardise the country’s progress and stability.

On Saturday in Owerri, the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra and Independence Biafra Movement (MASSOB-BIM) hosted the 11th annual Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Memorial Lectures. Mrs Ojukwu, the wife of the late Ikemba Nnewi, gave the advice.

According to her, the current surge of criminalities, homicides, kidnappings, and other violence in the country is leading it down a dangerous and destructive road.

Ojukwu said it was unacceptable for today’s young to turn to the use of strong drugs, which leads to criminality, and she blamed the situation on a lack of work prospects.

She urged them not to give up hope and to use the next 2023 elections to cast their ballots for the proper individuals who would provide effective leadership for the country.

She thought that crime might be reduced if the correct leaders were put in control and given the authority to provide jobs for the majority of the population.

The former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria has praised the Igbo people for remaining true to the principles of nationhood for which her late husband fought.

She expressed gratitude to Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, who has been in charge of the memorial service’s planning and execution from its inception in 2012.

Ojukwu used the medium to urge the Federal Government to free the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

As she put it, “no nation that holds its people hostage can ever have peace,” and she emphasised the importance of this point for the South-East geopolitical zone.

Mr Fanny Amun, the former coach of the Green Eagles and the event’s Chairman, had earlier complimented Uwazuruike for his call for a peaceful protest on the part of the Igbo people.

He urged calm and unity across Nigeria, saying people’s hopes and dreams would be realised in time.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Igbo people from all five states of Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, and Imo attended the event. They performed a wide variety of masquerades and other cultural dances.

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