South-East Governors’ Forum on Sunday condemned the killing of Cynthia Osokogu.
Cynthia, daughter of Maj-Gen. Frank Osokogu (retd), was murdered by friends she met on a socio network on July 22 at a Lagos hotel.
Speaking with reporters in Nnewi on behalf of the South-East Governor’s Forum on Sunday, Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, described Cynthia’s killers as “wicked and barbaric people”, adding that they are “not worthy to live among men”.
Obi, who is the Chairman of the forum, lamenting the killing.
He consoled the parents and relations of the deceased, regretting that some people, rather than tap the enormous advantages that go with the Internet and other social media, seek to put it into bad use thus bringing it into disrepute.
He said the bad use to which people had put the social media was symptomatic of the erosion of values in our society and declared that what Nigeria needed most is value-reorientation and ethical rebirth.
Obi said, “We have got to a stage where we have completely lost our sense of values and this is at the root of our problem as a country. What we need at this time is ethical re-birth that will reshape our psyche to embrace things that are ennobling and will return our society to the path of virtue.”
He insisted that those that had confessed to the crime should be made to face the law.
The governor advised youths to concentrate their energies on how to become responsible adults and contribute to the growth and development of the country and advancement of civilisation rather than ingloriously enslaving themselves in the world of crime.
Meanwhile, Obi inaugurated the N250m Nibo-Nise small water scheme in Nibo, near Awka on Sunday to improve water supply.
He said the water scheme, valued at N250m, was the first of the 20 small water schemes embarked upon by his administration.
He commended the community for the support given to his administration and promised to award road contracts to connect the area with neighbouring communities.
The governor also inaugurated a maternity centre and a block of classrooms at Ezeike High School in the area.