“Stop the hate, not every herdsman is a criminal” – Onyema Cautions
Barr Allen Onyema, CEO of Air Peace airlines, has cautioned Nigerian youths of Southern extraction on the danger of resorting to ethnic profiling while considering the spate of banditry in the country.
Presenting a paper over the weekend in Awka, Anambra state, during the second edition of Access More Masterclass with Stanel, the business mogul called on Nigerian youths to shun hate and violence and be part of the problem-solving process.
Recall that the security challenges in the country, as occasioned by the farmers-herders conflict, was recently worsened by banditry by some Fulani herdsmen which led some Southwest leaders to give eviction notices to herders in their region.
Advising the youths to ignore some politicians and subnational leaders that are inciting violence, Onyema said: if anything happens in this country, within 6 seconds, all the rich men will travel out and it is you that will suffer. So, use your brain.”
He went on to educate the participants on the importance of being law-abiding and productive citizens.
Earlier on, other speakers at the event had spoken in similar vein, urging Nigerian youths to follow the path that former Nigerian leaders like Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello, Yakubu Gowon etc who assumed leadership roles in their youth.