Ikole (Ekiti) – Politicians have been urged to cultivate the habit of giving to the less privileged in the society instead of using their wealth to oppress them.
Mr Paul Adejobi, an activist, made the call in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ikole on Saturday.
He said that politicians should realise the need to support those in serious need of assistance in their respective constituencies.
Adejobi said politicians rose to the positions they occupied through the votes of the masses and should not wait for the needy to beg them for assistance before they do it.
He attributed the alarming rate of poverty in the society to misappropriation of the nation’s wealth by politicians, who only care for the well-being of their immediate families.
He decried the high level of unemployment and urged politicians and wealthy individuals to invest their money through establishment of industries in the country to provide jobs for unemployed graduates.
Adejobi urged youths not to lose hope but be law abiding and not be tempted to involve in criminal activities.
He also called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari with prayers to bring the country back to its old glory.
He opined that the success of anti-corruption war embarked upon by the government would solve 90 per cent of the nation’s problem. (NAN)