Orji Kalu: Why there will be no peace in Nigeria

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Orji Kalu, former Governor of Abia State, has warned that there will be no peace in the country until Nigerians imbibe justice, equity and fairness in all their endeavours.

He noted that Nigeria cannot achieve peaceful coexistence without providing a level playing field for all citizens.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain gave the warning while addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja.

Kalu said there was no alternative to peace as without it, there would be no positive socio-economic and political developments in the country.

The business mogul observed that for peace to reign in Nigeria the government, corporate organisations and individuals must learn to obey court judgments and abide by the rule of law.

He said, “Peace is possible when there is rule of law.

“Every Nigerian must be equal before the law irrespective of your ethic identity, religious and political affiliation.

“Unless there is justice, equity and fairness in our system, we cannot have peace. The government, corporate organisations and individuals must obey court orders.

“People will not resort to self help or take up arms against others when they can get justice through the courts.

“If we want peace in Nigeria, we must be ready to eliminate the almajiri system prevalent in most parts of the North.

“Let these youths be taken off the streets and given good education because without education, ignorance and suspicion will rule their minds and they could resort to violence at the slightest provocation,” Kalu added.


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