By Franca Ofili
Abuja – Mr Ken Ukaoha, President, National Association of Nigerian Traders, has advised Nigerians not to allow themselves to be used by disgruntled politicians to destroy the peace in the country.
Ukaoha made the appeal in Abuja on Thursday at a news conference on the association’s forthcoming summit and awards to mark its 20th anniversary.
The theme of theprogramme is “National Unity and Security: The Role of Nigeria Traders’’.
He said that the summit, which would hyold on Aug. 29, was aimed at reducing the tension in the country and preach peace among citizens.
“Our women will have a peace and solidarity walk to create awareness on the need for peace among Nigerians.
“The insurgency in the country is high so we do not need more trouble because in the case of any violence, the women and children suffer the most and our businesses will not be spared.
“People need to stop all the hate speeches because it will not take the country anywhere,’’ Ukaoha said.
He condemned the act of agitators going to market or business places to hold protests.
Ukaoha said that some investors had left the country due to fear of crisis, adding “such development is not good for the economy of Nigeria’’.(NAN)