General Yakubu Set To Reveal Details Of 1966 Coup

General Yakubu Gowon wants Nigerian youths to gain from his experience. The former military head of state seems ready to open up on some issues he witnessed and was part of in the past. The retired military general will be addressing Nigerian youths sometime in February 2020. Nigeria’s former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, has promised to give insights into some of the activities that led to the Nigeria civil war. Gowon made the pledge while receiving an award from a coalition of civil society youth groups. The groups had awarded Gowon the honour as the Global Peace Initiatives lifetime patron. The groups also asked the former military president to take out time for his busy schedule to address the issues that prompted the war under a programme to be called: ‘A Day with Gowon.’ Speaking on behalf of the groups, the executive director Global Peace Initiatives Nigeria, Ambassador Badamasi Sadiq Ibrahim informed General Gowon that the younger generation would love to hear from him. He also stated that it would be an honour for the youths to hear what prompted Gowon’s genuine commitment to a peaceful and united Nigeria, stressing that it is a legacy worthy of emulation especially to young Nigerians. Reacting to the request, Gowon promised to be available in February 2020 for the event due to his other engagements before then.

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