The Ebonyi Government on Sunday said it would enact laws prohibiting hate speeches in the state; a move targeted at stopping the incessant usage of inciting comments capable of disintegrating the country.
Gov. David Umahi made this known during Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary celebrations and 21 years of the creation of Ebonyi State, held at Abakaliki Township Stadium.
He therefore advocated for peace and a united Nigeria where fairness, justice, love for one another would be supreme.
He assured all residents in the state of their optimum security; insisting that the proscription of the activities of the Independence People of Biafra, (IPOB), was to avert bloodshed and save the lives of about 12 million Igbo people living in other parts of the country.
Earlier, the first governor of the state and Senator, representing Ebonyi North zone, Sen. Sam Egwu warned the youths against agitations and violence capable of disrupting the fragile peace in the country; while calling on the Federal government to be fair in governance and recognition of Ndi-Igbo.
BY ADE AND TONY