The National Muslim Congress (NMC), on Wednesday, called on the youth to see themselves as agents of positive change.
Alhaji Asimiu Abdulsalam, the Osun State Coordinator of the NMC, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo.
He urged the country’s youths to always eschew violence, while promoting peace in the society.
“With the current trend of happenings in the country, youths should see themselves as agents of change, rather than being used as tools for inflicting violence on the nation,” he said.
Abdulsalam bemoaned the way some youths embraced social vices, saying such an action could hinder efforts to promote the transformation of the nation.
“Youths of nowadays have more challenges than those who came before them because the population has grown and opportunities are narrowed.
“They need to engage in meaningful activities which could better their lives, instead of carrying arms and threatening the sovereignty of the nation,’’ he said.
He advised youths across the country to reflect on the tenets of Eid-el-Kabir, which enjoined people to exhibit the fear of God in all their undertakings.
Source: Community News