Mr Ifeoluwa Adefile, Youth President of St. Berths Anglican Church, on Saturday, admonished Nigerian youths to be resourceful and contribute to the nation-building for posterity.
Adefile gave the admonition during the 2021 St. Berths Anglican Church Youth conference in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the one-day conference, which attracted youths from other denominations; focused on youths’ contributions to a better society.
He said that since the history of human society, youths have been known to always come to the rescue of societies in trying times.
The president, who frequently referenced the Holy Scripture, asked youths to emulate Prophet Nehemiah, who at his time, mobilised his people to rebuild the wall of Jericho after its dilapidation to bring relief to the people.
“The state of the nation has gotten to the point where resourceful youths like ours should no longer stand aloof by not allowing things to degenerate to the crisis.
“As insightful leaders, we should chart the way forward, get involved in leadership choice processes to institute an egalitarian society where equity.
“We should also be obedient to the rule of law and social-economic development.
“As a subunit of the church, we should bring our ingenuity to bear on all facets of the Nigerian society to halt the mirage of the human and environmental crisis confronting the nation,’’ NAN quotes Adefile as saying.
He, however, decried youth’s involvement in vices, organised crimes and other deviant behaviours.
He charged them to rather live exemplary lives that would spur others around them to be good citizens.
“It is only when youth’s conducts conform to acceptable norms that the society will allow them to hold leadership positions in the polity.
Ms Chidinma Ezeudo, who was the facilitator of the conference, said that youths should not stand aloof in nation-building.
She added that youths should tailor their resourcefulness to grow the nation’s social-political-economy for sustainability.
According to her, the church has a tradition of grooming youths through various programmes to become outstanding in every endeavour.
Ezeudo said that the conference was one of such efforts. (NAN)
– Apr.17, 2021 @ 17:12 GMT |