De­sist from Thug­gery, Sul­tan Ad­vises Youths

THISDAY - - NEWSXTRA - Mo­hammed Aminu

Sul­tan of Sokoto, Al­haji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yes­ter­day urged Nige­rian youths to re­frain from po­lit­i­cal thug­gery.

The monarch made the plea at the clos­ing of this year’s preach­ing ses­sion at the Haliru Jum­mat Mosque, Ko­far Kware area of Sokoto me­trop­o­lis.

He ad­vised them to de­sist from be­ing used by self­ish politi­cians to cause breach of peace in the polity.

“Youths should be vig­i­lant and not al­low them­selves to be used by un­scrupu­lous politi­cians to achieve their self­ish in­ter­est,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to him, they should rather take ad­van­tage of the skill ac­qui­si­tion programmes in­tro­duced by gov­ern­ments at all lev­els to be­come self re­liant.

The monarch ad­mon­ished Is­lamic preach­ers in the coun­try to al­ways speak the truth to po­lit­i­cal lead­ers with­out any fear in or­der to move the coun­try for­ward.

He said this would no doubt as­sist them greatly in steer­ing the af­fairs of the coun­try.

The Sul­tan to this end, en­joined Mus­lims to re­main com­mit­ted to­wards the devel­op­ment of Is­lam

He also ad­mon­ished them to put into prac­tice what they have learnt dur­ing the Ra­madan fast.

He, there­fore, called on wealthy in­di­vid­u­als to al­ways en­deav­our to as­sist the needy per­sons so as to en­sure peace and un­der­stand­ing in the so­ci­ety.

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