By Sodiq Lawal
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has counseled youths in Nigeria to desist from any forms of violence and promote unity across the country.
Ogunwusi said this when Ife Muslim Community visited his Palace on Sunday as part of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration in Ile-Ife.
He urged the youths to dedicate their energy on issues would bring progress and development to the country..
He thanked Allah for giving the Muslim faithful the grace to witness the 2017 Eid-el-Fitr and congratulated them on the festival.
According to him, 70 per cent of Nigeria’s population is made up of the youth who are majority involving in violence and terrorism.
Ooni appealed to youth to shun inflammatory statements that could cause chaos in Nigeria.
He urged those in position of authority to focus on youth empowerment which he described as major problem in the country.
Earlier, the Chief Iman of Ife land, Alhaji Abdul Samii AbdulHammed, has commended Ooni for his commitment to peace and development of Ife land and assured the formost Monarch that Muslim community in Ife will continue to support his peace initiatives.