A stakeholder and prominent traditional ruler in Ikwerre Clan, Rivers State and Chairman, Aluu Council of Chiefs, Chief Ken Nwobunwo has urged the youths of the area to shun violence, cultism and anti-social behaviours, but embrace peace and harmony.
The traditional ruler also admonished the youths to embrace positive life styles that were capable of transforming them instead of involving in crime.
Chief Nwobunwo spoke to The Tide at the weekend, shortly after the burial ceremony of the Nyenwe-Ali of Omuoda, Aluu, late Eze Harry Okparaibea at Aluu.
The monarch, who described the late Nyenwe-Ali as a role model and a Christian, charged youths to emulate his positive life styles and disengage themselves from kidnapping.
He regretted that some Ikwerre communities are not living in peace due to cult-related activities by youths, thereby scaring away investors to the clan.
He called on the youths to protect and promote the interest of their clan positively by acquiring skills instead of insinuating communal crisis capable of causing disunity.
Chief Nwobunwo appealed to companies, investors to invest in Ikwerre land, than relocating their operational base to Lagos, thereby causing unemployment in the state.
Describing the clan as friendly and accommodating, he advised investors to invest in the state as the present administration had restored peace, security in communities across the state for positive socio-economic transformation.