NOA urges religious, traditional leaders to sensitise youths against thuggery

 The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Adamawa, has urged religious and traditional leaders in the state to sensitise youths against thuggery and other vices in their respective domain.

Mr Salisu Yakubu, NOA Director in the state, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Thursday.

Yakubu said the world was in an era where youths were being used to cause confusion and chaos, which was not good for the country.

“The traditional leaders are custodian of our culture and our wellbeing, they are stakeholders in building future leaders.

“So, there is the need for them to caution our children, especially now that we are entering the campaign and electioneering period next year,” he said.

Yakubu also advised parents not to allow their children to be used by selfish politicians to cause confusion in the society.

He urged them to understand that the country was for all, hence, the need to maintain peace and harmonious coexistence.

The director also advised politicians to play politics without bitterness for the development of the country, as it would enable people reap the dividends of democracy.

“The elections should not be seen as a do or die affair, once there is an election, definitely, there will be a winner and loser. When you lose today, it does not mean you lose everything, you will win in future.

“We should learn to play politics without bitterness so that the country will prosper, and we will also enjoy the dividends of democracy,’’ he said. (NAN)