By Sodiq Lawal
A Journalist from Voice Of Nigeria, Alhaji Yinka Salaam has urged students of secondary Schools to abstain from all forms of social vices and any act capable of tarnishing their brighter future.
Salaam said the only constant factor that can hinder swift achievement of one’s ordained fulfillments and progresses in life is to indulge or inculcate evil acts especially at tender age.
He gave this admonition at Enuwa Central Mosque in Ile Ife at a program organized by the Muslims Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Ife Central Branch.
Salam who described students as the only hope for sustained socio political and economic realities of Nigeria, implored the younger generations to rededicate themselves and imbibe the virtues of reading which according to him could add the needed values into their collective lives.
He frowned at the incessant involvement of students in Ile Ife and across the country in all forms of social vices and immoral acts.
He expressed disaffection over what he called ‘pitiable and worrisome situation’ of students lives in Ile Ife and Nigeria, saying students needed to be reoriented into the platform of new life which he said “will help to combat the present situation of the already proliferated immorality and anti-social vices prevailing among the students.
He said the statistics have shown the greater involvement of students in various drug abuses, kidnappings, maiming, insurgency, armed robbery, internet fraudulence among others, stressing that unless students develop a mind set of being productive, resourceful and useful to their nation, the futuristic hopes embedded and reserved in them would not be allowed to manifest.
He urged Nigerian youths to always see themselves as good ambassadors of country and as well demonstrate high sense of patriotism, nationalism and commitment towards the concept of nation’s building and national development.