EMIR of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd), has urged youths to take their education with all seriousness in order to excel in life and contribute to national development.
Bage made the call on Thursday when the national leadership of Eggon Youths Movement paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Lafia.
He said that the importance of education to the development of the society cannot be overemphasised, hence the need of his appeal.
Bage reminded the youths and other Nigerians that no society would achieve meaningful development without sound education and peace, hence the need for Nigerians to give it top most priority.
The first class traditional ruler commended the members of the association for the visit and assured them of his fairness while discharging his duties in the interest of peace and development.
Bage expressed his readiness to carry all tribes in his emirate council along, irrespective of their affiliations.
He enjoied the Eggon Community and other ethnic groups in the country to live in peace and be their brother’s keepers for development to thrive in the society.
The monarch, who described peace as priceless and non-negotiable, stressed the need for Nigerians, irrespective of differences, to continue to promote peace for the benefit of all and sundry.
“Peace is a necessary requirement for the development of any society, hence the need for all and sundry to embrace it,” he said.
The emir also urged people of the state and Nigerians in general to be law abiding and tolerate one another in the interest of peace and development.
Earlier, Mr Daniel Anyumbaga, the National President of the association, said that they were at the monarch’s palace to identify with him on his installation as Emir of Lafia.
The national president of the association assured the emir of their support to enable him succeed.
– July 5, 2019 @ 15:09 GMT |