Youths caution politicians against ethnic crises in Kogi

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A cross-section of some youths from Kogi, under the aegis of Kogi Independent Youths Association, (KIYA), in Abuja on Tuesday.

Youths from  Kogi on Tuesday advised those they called “embittered politicians” against turning the state into an enclave of crisis.

The youths, from the three senatorial districts under the aegis of the Kogi Independent Youths Association, (KIYA), gave the advice after an emergency meeting in Abuja.

Mr Mohammed Abdulrazaq, who hails from Igalamela Local Government Area of Kogi, spoke on behalf of the group.

Abdulrazaq said as critical stakeholders in the state, they had decided not to keep quiet but to caution against the plan to portray the image of the state in a bad light before the whole world.

He said the youths would also employ every legal means to protect the integrity of the state.

“We believe we must use every means at our disposal to speak up, defend the truth, expose the real enemies of Kogi and caution them to change their ways,” he said.

Abdulrazaq, however, said the group was confident that the current leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) would not fall for the antics of the enemies of the state and not allow itself to be used as a tool to achieve selfish interests.

He, equally, commended the immediate-past Governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, on his achievements during his eight-year period.

KIYA is made up of about 500 registered members, mainly graduates, with thousands of nominal members and supporters across all the 21 local government areas of the state.

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