Former Nigerians President Dr Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday urged Niger Delta youths to shun violence and embrace peace for the development of the region and the country.
Dr Jonathan gave the advice in Yenagoa while speaking with youths from the region.
The former president cautioned them against restiveness in the region which he said supports the economy of the nation through production of oil and gas.
Dr Jonathan noted that youths remained the focus of most government development policies, saying that any attempt to cause violence would work against their interests.
He reminded them that the future of the country belongs to them and They should resist every attempt to take to violence.
The former president said Peace in the Niger Delta is very essential as any disturbance in the Niger Delta affects the country,