Rev. Fr. Obimma Emmanuel, aka Ebube Mnuo Nso, who is the spiritual director of the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Anambra State, yesterday, Saturday gathered youths to clean-up wastes and rubbles left over by protesters in the streets and major roads of Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State.
The Catholic priest, who personally joined in the clean-up exercise, also made available refuse disposal truck and his personal vehicle to help evacuate the debris.
Speaking during the exercise, Fr. Obimma called on the protesters to cease tension and stop any illegal actions, in order to protect lives and property
He said: “Nigerians, who are angry as a result of bad governance and systemic failure, took to the streets to express their disappointment and anger. They have expressed their displeasure loud and clear.
“Mr. President and the South-east governors have also addressed the protesting citizens and have reiterated their readiness and willingness to address demands raised in the course of the protests.
“So, we lend our voices to those of well-meaning Nigerians to call for ceasefire and calmness. The debris of what remains from the burn fire made by protesters is what we are out today to clean-up. As we do the clean-up, we call for calmness; because we cannot bequeath a destroyed Nigeria to our children unborn.”
Some of the youths who participated in the exercise, expressed happiness, while calling on their fellow youths to shun all manner of violence, embrace peace with the government.