Quit Notice: Joint Northern Youth to finalize position before October
Joint Action Committee on all northern associations, JACOM, representing Northern youth groups of the 19th states and Abuja, have said it’s consulting widely and would come up with a final position before October on the quit notice to Igbos.
Meanwhile, the committee has called on all Northern youth organizations to keep the peace and remain law citizens, stressing that the country is going through challenging times.
The JACOM in a press conference in Kaduna recently said they resolved from the meeting of leaders of over 30 Arewa youth organizations that would be registered and operated as ‘federation,’ with headquarters in Kaduna.
“The Joint Action Committee is a representation of northern youth groups, cutting across the 19th northern states and the FTC, comprising ethnic and professional bodies, with the ultimate of coordinating and uniting the northern organizations through short, medium and long-term strategies toward responding to constant challenges focusing us as people the Nigerian Federation,” he said.
Addressing journalists in Kaduna by spokesperson of JACOM, Muhammad Isah Imam, he said many would recall that in July, Arewa youth, named “Arewa Youth Coalition” issued quit notice to Igbos to live north.
He said, while some supported the move, some did not, based on principles without details. He said following the action, Acting President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, held meeting with northern leaders.
“Some of the northern leaders reached out to us, including the five that issued quit notice. Some five did not attend the 30th June 2017. They however attended the third meeting held at Arewa House on 28th July,” he said.
The spokesperson said that at the meeting “there were leaders of over 30 areas of youth organizations from Benue, Borno, Sokoto, Yobe, Kwara, among others, who resolved that northern youth formed the federation of all northern youth organizations under which other northern youth organizations will be registered and operated with head sisters in Kaduna.