Stop using youths as thugs, Gov Ahmed tells politicians

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ILORIN – Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed on Friday urged politicians shun all forms violence and refrain from using youths as thugs during elections.

Ahmed gave the advice at the Ansarul Ramadan Lecture held at Ansarul , Okekere, Ilorin.

He said politicians must realise power radiates only from God and should therefore approach politics as a do or affair.‎

The said youths must be sent on voyage violence from where they may never recover or return.

“We must avoid using our youths as thugs and forms of violence. Our youths jobs and a future. Let us give them jobs, guns,” he said.

Ahmed also advised those holding political offices should use their positions for the benefit of the people, especially the poor.


He reminded rich Muslims empathise with the poor through wealth redistribution.

This, he added, would help reduce poverty.

In his lecture, the Mufti of Ilorin, Sheikh Kamaldeen Al-Addabiy, urged Muslims to remember the Day of Judgment and do well all the .

Al-Addabiy, who stressed whatever did would live after him, noted that everyman would be rewarded accordingly on the Day of Judgment.

Al-Addabiy advised Muslims to always fear Allah and obey those in authorities in line with the dictates of Quran.

Al-Adabiyyi prayed Allah to continue to guide and guard Ahmed in piloting the affairs of the .

He also solicited the support of the towards the smooth take off of the proposed Muhammad Kamaldeen University. (NAN)