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Ex-lawmaker cautions youths against violence

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KEFFI – Alhaji Ahmed Wadada, former National Assembly member on Tuesday, cautioned youths against engaging in acts capable of threatening peace in the country.

Wadada, who represented Keffi/Karu/Kokona constituency in the House of Representatives between 2003 and 2011, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Keffi.

He said that the advice became imperative considering the security challenges facing some parts of the country and the role youths could play in salvaging the problem.

He said:  “As a politician, I always preach peace and unity among Nigerian youths because peace is a necessary requirement for the development of any nation. A society without peace is a hopeless society.

“Without the contribution of youths, no nation or society could experience meaningful progress and development. [eap_ad_1] “This is because youths are the backbone of any society, agents of change and vanguard of peace.

“Youths should endeavour to provide informed opinion to the government on how to solve its challenges for the development of the nation,’’ he said.

While advising them to imbibe good values such as love and patriotism, Wadada also enjoined them to shun corruption, tribalism, nepotism and other negative social vices.

“The youth must be creative and innovative if the country must achieve speedy development, respect constituted authority and be law-abiding.’’

Wadada also called on the youths to be wary of politicians who might want to use them for selfish interest.

He stressed the need for the youth to acquire western education and skills acquisition to be self reliant and contribute their quota to national development.

The ex-legislator appealed to the people of the state and other Nigerians to embrace peace irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political affiliations for the benefit of the country. (NAN)

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