General Yakubu Gowon, a former Head of State, has called on Nigerians to stand against civil war in Nigeria.
The former Military leader added that leaders and Nigerians must discuss how to live together in peace and harmony for the good of everyone.
Gowon stated this while speaking at the Never Again Conference organised by the Nzuko Umunna and Ndigbo Lagos in conjunction with Civil Society Organisations to mark 50 years of the end of the Nigerian civil war.
He further stated that to advert civil war in the country, Nigerians must be total and patriotic.
Gowon in his statement said: “We must do all in our power as responsible leaders and citizens of this great country and nation to create enabling platforms for dialogue and proffer ideas on how we can live together in peace and harmony for the good of all Nigerians and the black race as a whole, thus ensuring political, economic, security and development of the country.”
“I urge all Nigerians to ensure that we avert another civil war in Nigeria.”
Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, while speaking on the effect on civil on Nigeria had said, the plan to reconcile Nigerians after the civil war has had a limited impact on the country.
He took the opportunity to call Nigerians to work together which commending the initiatives like the National Youth Service Corps and the unity schools created around the nation.