The fiery Catholic Priest, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka who has been sometimes considered controversial, has called on youths in the south east, and south south parts of the country not to get themselves involved in protests agitating for a Biafran state.
Mbaka, while speaking during a sermon at his weekly Adoration Ministry in Enugu on Saturday, condemned the recent agitation and protests for Biafra nation describing the action as `evil.’
The cleric urged youths in the South East and South-South to go back to their business as the protest could lead to their death.
According to him, “Locking up your shops and disrupting economic activities will not add any naira to your pocket, whatever grievance you have could be resolved through dialogue’.
He lambasted those behind the agitation and protests, saying that they should use their children for the struggle.
He blamed Igbo leaders for not living up to the expectation of the people in the area, adding that past governors, National Assembly members failed woefully in discharging their mandates.
“President Buhari is not the cause of poor roads, unemployment and other decay infrastructures in the south east, we should blame our leaders.
“Most of the roads had been awarded but our leaders squandered the fund, even the university teaching hospital in Enugu is a no-go-area and our leaders are not concerned about it,” he said.
Mbaka called on the new Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, to use his office to employ youths in the zone, adding that it would stop what he called another Boko Haram in the south east if not curtailed.
He praised Buhari’s war against corruption, saying it had enthroned due process and sanity in governance.
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