Omu-Aran (Kwara) – An Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Mustapha Abdulsalam, has urged Nigerian youths to be morally and educationally prepared for future leadership positions.
Mustapha gave the advice in Omu-Aran on Monday during a special prayer organised for the nation’s socio-economic development in Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara.
The Omu-Aran based Islamic cleric expressed the need for youths, who are regarded as the leaders of tomorrow, to be adequately informed for future responsibilities.
Mustapha decried the growing moral decadence and immorality among the youths of productive age, saying that the trend was dangerous for the nation’s future development plans.
He said that the role of youths in promoting and ensuring sustenance of the nation’s cherished democratic system could not be over emphasised.
“Our future as a nation depends largely on the competence of our teeming youths to take over the mantle as at when due.
“I think the journey toward that solid foundation lies principally on the moral and educational preparedness of the nation’s youth.
“It is, therefore, the collective responsibility of every stakeholder, be it government, parent, teacher, religious leader or traditional ruler to make it a reality,” he said.
Mustapha, who is the Chief Missioner of Nasirullahi-L-Fathi Islamic Society, Omu-Aran branch, urged youths to shun cultism, armed robbery and other illicit acts.
The cleric also called on all tiers of government to accord top priority to empowering youths on agriculture and acquisition of skills for them to be engaged productively.
Highlight of the event was the offering of a special prayer for the sustenance of the nation’s democracy. (NAN)