Stop being used as tools for destabilisation – Minister

The minister of state for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Dr Ramatu Tijani has charged Nigerian youths to be wary of politicians who use them as willing tools to wreak havoc in the country saying that such politicians are enemies working against their future.

Dr Tijani called on youths in the country to always demand from any politician arming them against their fellow citizens to include his or her own biological children in such thoughtless acts.

The Minister made the call on Wednesday in Lokoja during a town hall meeting organised by her ministry to foster peaceful co-existence among traditional Rulers, Women groups, market groups, Student bodies, Media, Security Agencies in the state.

Dr. Tijani said the town hall meeting was organised in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to all the members of the Federal cabinet to return to their respective states and work for sustainable peace after the recent #EndSARS protest.

She expressed regret that the peaceful protest by the youths was swiftly hijacked by hoodlums stressing that the meeting was called to look at options to mobilise the youths for more productive purposes.

She informed the audience that President Muhammadu Buhari has received and commenced the implementation of the five points thematic agenda of the #EndSARS protests and had directed all the cabinet members to meet the grassroots in their states to pacify frayed nerves and to create synergy with the youths to prevent future break down of law and order.

While calling on mothers to view their position as unique and divine, she charged them to be agents of change in bringing up responsible children that would do everything for the growth and survival of the country.

In his remark, the Vice President of Kogi State Traditional Council of Chiefs, HRM Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim, who  commended President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising traditional rulers’ ability to maintain peace in their domain, promised to galvanize his members to ensure that peace and tranquility are achieved at all times.

He charged governments at all levels to work assiduously to create jobs for the youths, saying an idle hand is the devil’s workshop.


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