Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has disapproved of the declaration made by South-East Governors that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, are terrorists.
Ogunwusi said members of the group should not be seen as terrorists because they were only seeking justice and equity.
The monarch made the remark on Friday when he paid a courtesy visit to Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.
Ogunwusi also referred to the Nnamdi Kanu-led group as the Indigenous People of Brighter Nigeria, IPOBN.
The monarch urged government should tap and channel the energies of agitators towards building a better Nigeria.
He advocated for proper re-orientation as a panacea to negative tendencies.
According to Ogunwusi, “There is something that is bordering them; there is something that is making them to cry.
“We should not throw them away; we should draw them closer because the youth of this country are the future, the energy, they are the heartbeat of this country.
“We must chart the course of doing things with positive energy. I want to let you know that you are not alone in this.
“We stand by you positively in a very progressive manner. We stand by you; we all must come together to build a united Nigeria. We don’t want any war; we don’t want any disintegration.
“The problem confronting Nigeria remains the inability to harness the potentials and weld together the diversities to create a strong, united country.”