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Stop youths joining Ukrainian Army volunteers, Olowu urges FG

By Fisayo Akinduro,  Osogbo

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Olowu of Kuta, Oba Adekunle Makama, has urged the Federal Government to stop Nigerian youths from joining Ukrainian army volunteer, adding that it will be counter productive for the nation.

Olowu in a statement on Thursday, admonished young Nigerians who were patriotic to join the Nigerian Army in order to confront the Boko Haram and other security issues bedeviling our dear country.

The monarch hinted that if the initiative of Nigerian youths joining Ukrainian army was allowed by the federal government, the end result will not be palatable.

Olowu explained that other countries were reviewing the situation with a view to find a lasting solution to the crisis.

He said allowing Nigerian youths to join the Ukrainian Volunteer Army will amount to Nigeria taking sides and contributing troops which can result to a diplomatic row for Nigerian citizens residing in both Russia and Ukraine.

“Our youths willing to fight for Ukraine is not patriotism because we have our citizens in both countries.

“Secondly, if they want to show their patriotism, they should join the Nigerian Army to confront the security issues bedeviling the country. We don’t want a situation where these young people will go to a foreign land and be indoctrinated and become terrorists in the future.

“The young people are the future of this country, we should not allow them to be a canon folder in a needless war and thus becoming diplomatic issues,” Olowu added.

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