A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has asked Northern Governors, Emirs and political leaders to advise youths of the region against making inflammatory statements.
Frank in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja while reacting to a call by Northern youths to Igbos to leave the region, tasked the Federal Government to take necessary steps to douse tension that may have been generated as a result of the threat.
Frank also cautioned youths across the country not to give in to the antics of some politicians who may want the country divided at all cost.
“I call on Nigerian youths from the South or North to drop whatever differences planted or being nurtured against each other and come together to build a more united and developed nation,” he said.
He maintained that every section of the country was important, adding that youths across the regions were expected to play important roles in its development.
Frank urged youths to preach peace and not to give in to sentiments, stressing that they were expected to right the wrongs of the past.
He, however, called on security agencies to ensure the protection of Northerners in the South and the Southerners in the North, and pleaded with Northern youths to give peace a chance.
Many groups have been condemning the eviction notice, calling it an invitation to war.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki has also reacted.
Saraki spoke when the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja, led by its Chairman, Rev. Yakubu Pam, visited him at the National Assembly in Abuja.