Youths, re­li­gious lead­ers hail Buhari’s change agenda

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Dele Ogun­yemi, Ibadan

A cross sec­tion of mem­bers of the public in Oyo State, in­clud­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives of youth or­ga­ni­za­tions and re­li­gious lead­ers have given ku­dos to Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari over his change agenda, promis­ing to fully sup­port the ini­tia­tives with a view to build­ing a new Nige­ria.

At a stake­hold­ers con­fer­ence on Na­tional Unity, Peace and Se­cu­rity Con­scious­ness Aware­ness or­ga­nized by the Na­tional Ori­en­ta­tion Agency (NOA), Oyo State, in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the 2015 Nige­ria’s In­de­pen­dence Day An­niver­sary, they pub­licly ac­knowl­edged the pos­i­tive im­pact of the change agenda of the present ad­min­is­tra­tion since in­cep­tion.

The fo­rum, com­pris­ing mar­ket men and women, road trans­port work­ers, spare parts deal­ers as well as opin­ion lead­ers from dif­fer­ent parts of the state, pledged their sup­port for the gov­ern­ment.

In his sub­mis­sion, the state chair­man of the Na­tional Youth Coun­cil, Com­rade Akeem Ba­balola pledged the sol­i­dar­ity of the youths for the ad­min­is­tra­tion “in or­der not to al­low the gains recorded so far fil­ter away” while also charg­ing fel­low youths across the state to em­brace vo­ca­tions along­side their stud­ies.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Mus­lim com­mu­nity in the state, Al­haji Ab­dulFatai Alaga, who is also the Grand Mufti of Ibadan­land, en­joined re­li­gious lead­ers to im­bibe dis­ci­pline, trust­wor­thi­ness and also set good ex­am­ple for their fol­low­ers at all times.

Speak­ing in the same vein, the state rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria (CAN), Pas­tor Sayo Onao­lapo re­marked that the pos­i­tive change be­ing wit­nessed in the coun­try presently can only be sus­tained if Nige­ri­ans re­solve to move closer to God and run away from sins.

In a welcome ad­dress, the State NOA Di­rec­tor, Mrs. Do­lapo Do­sunmu, re­it­er­ated the need for Nige­ri­ans to co-ex­ist peace­fully and re­spect the cul­ture and re­li­gion of one another.

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