Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, also known as Charly Boy, a Nigerian singer/songwriter, has declared that Nigerian youngsters face the highest amount of injustice in the country.
According to him, injustice is endemic and affects every ethnic group and region in Nigeria.
Oputa made the remarks on Tuesday during the Lagos inauguration of ‘Project YIGBA,’ dubbed ‘First Nonviolent Line of Defense.’
Ladi Thompson, a pastor and security expert, has convened ‘Project YIGBA,’ which is aimed at boosting peace-building initiatives in the country.
Speaking on security difficulties and secessionist movements, Charly Boy stated that teenagers can no longer be considered as future leaders until the threat of injustice is systematically reduced.
“The group of people who have been most affected by injustice are young people — the youths, more than the Igbos, more than the Yorubas, more than the middle belt — because this is not the country where you say the youths are the future leaders,” he said.
“Injustice is injustice everywhere and that’s what connects the Yoruba nation and the middle belt.
“The things that unite us are more than the things that divide us. So, it is just the selected few who are causing these problems, and enough is enough.”
The activist added that citizens of the country must embrace “reasonable and logical roundtable talk” and a sense of unity to proffer solutions to the challenges.
“You can’t have a house that you want to put floors upon floors with a faulty foundation. It can’t happen. That house can’t stand. So, this is what is needed and I believe this will go a long way,” he said.
“We will start by coming to a roundtable to talk, for people who want to talk, reason and be logical. Then, it is by us uniting — the east, the west, the middle belt — because it was systematic when they put us against each other.
“There is grave injustice in Nigeria, whether it is Biafra, Oduduwa nation. The injustice needs to be addressed.”