L-R: Lagos Commissioner for Youth & Social Development, Mr. Segun Dawodu; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Princess Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Founder of the Freedom Foundation, Pastor Tony Rapu; Chairman, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mrs. Bola Adesola and Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi during the commissioning of the Ile Ayo (House of Joy) Drug Rehabilitation Facility at Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Cleric tells youths, don’t be vandals, protect govt facilities

Mr Solomon Babarinde of Christ Reign Church, Ilorin, has advised youths to protect government facilities and shun acts of vandalism.

Babarinde, who gave the advice in Ilorin on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), urged youths to be responsible citizens not become a threat to the country they are aspiring to lead.

He however noted that most youths were not happy with the situation in the country and formed the habit of destroying government owned facilities.

“Stop destroying government facilities all in the name of frustration. The facilities are meant to be enjoyed and not to be destroyed.

“Enough of pipe line destruction, enough of street lights destruction, enough of public building destruction.

“Youths are to encourage the government to do more and not discourage them by vandalising everything. Government needs your cooperation and support to attain great nation,” he said.

The cleric also advised youths to be agents of change and not allow themselves to be used as agents of destruction.

He, however, called on government at all levels to prioritise youths empowerment and save them from mental frustration.

“Government should incorporate youths into their plans. Create job opportunities for them and empower them with entrepreneurship skills,” the advised.