Elder statesman and business mogul, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu have appealed to protesting Nigerian youths to call off the ongoing demonstration and give the government time to fulfill their demands.
He said the youths’ demonstration, if not checked, would plunge the country into chaos and confusion, which he feared would create more hardship, suffering, and bloodshed for innocent Nigerians.
In a release he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Friday, Iwuanyanwu hailed the Nigerian youths for making history in the past weeks, because, according to him, they had been able to do what the elders were unable to do.
“The youths courageously and boldly confronted the problem of insult, brutality, neglect and injustice Nigerian youths and the majority of Nigerians have suffered in our country, Nigeria.
“What impressed the whole country and the Free World is that the youths carried out their demonstration Ina very civilised and peaceful manner devoid of any violence or bloodshed. All men of good conscience in Nigeria and indeed the whole world have seen that by this act, Nigerian youths comprised men and women who are amply qualified intellectually and morally can take up leadership not only in Nigeria but in any part of the free world”, said Iwuanyanwu, who is the patron and grand patron of most youths organizations in Nigeria.
He condemned the events of the past few days where institutions were being vandalised by hoodlums, describing it as most unfortunate.
He said, “I have made it clear to people that these hoodlums who broke shops, houses, burnt government institutions, release prisoners from prison and even take lives of some people are not Nigerian youths