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 Nigerian youths and teenagers have been urged to shun all forms of vices and adopt good values that will make them better citizens in the society The call was made by Mr James Ibor the Youth Leader Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria CYON of the St Gabriel s Chaplaincy Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria at the just concluded 2022 Youth week with theme Go and do Exploits The seven day event with 900 youth in participation had both social and spiritual activities displayed Ibor said God has given the youth so many talents and they were out to explore It is alarming to note that our rich African values and morals are being eroded due to negative influences We cannot afford to fold our arms and allow our values to further deteriorate I bor urged youths to be productive and be focused to take up leadership roles in the country He called on youths to always seek and do something meaningful which would help them to discover themselves for strategic leadership direction and for a greater society He added that the youth were the greatest assets for socioeconomic development hence the needed to have programmes and frameworks to trigger meaningful skill acquisition self discovery He said engagement and strategic leadership direction for socioeconomic development for them were to be encouraged for the youth too The Youth leader also urged more stakeholders on youth value reorientation to join hands in raising the awareness on skill acquisition rather than being dependent on academic exercises and paper qualification We are working with different stakeholders within and outside the church in winning back our peer from crime and criminality through awareness creation sensitisation advocacy reorientation and mentoring The youth week was also meant to enlighten change and redeem our youths from involvement in substance and drug abuse Also he said flamboyant lifestyles that could not be backed by legitimate earnings Ibor called on youths to shun violence and embrace peace for the overall development and progress of the country The gathering was to show particularly the youth clear examples of alternatives to violence which are core values that lie in dialogue tolerance compromise and accommodation According to him there is the need to educate the youth on the imperative of living in peace with one another and resolving issues without the use of violence He explained that adopting peaceful ways of settling issues would make youths to desist from atrocities that could be inimical to their development Peace is one important factor that we need in every facet of life that is home workplace school association small groups and communities When there is no peace things will not function the way they ought to Peace therefore has a very great strength Another aspect he said youths were enlightenment about was electoral violence which was one of the major catalyst of crises and destruction of lives and property in our communities He said we felt we should start tackling it with seriousness now that we are in the season of elections Ibor advised the government to provide enabling environment for the youth and suggested that government should provide capital for the youth with skills to establish themselves after their higher institution The youth leader advised youths to engage in entrepreneurship and skill development to prepare them for future challenges This he said will refocus youths for greater accomplishments He noted that great parents and other youth leaders and resource persons were in attendance and spoke to youths on vote buying and electoral violence Sensitization on cyber security trafficking in persons right to Knowledge to make the youth resilient Saving culture and financial discipline entrepreneur developmental Premarital sex and its dangers drug abuse where not left out as well as dangers of cultism They were visits at orphanage homes and IDP camps in Durumi and its environs to donate relief materials such as provisions toiletries food condiments staple foods cereals and legumes soft drinks and cash donations to the vulnerable were made he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
Youth leader advises teenagers to embrace values for better society

1 Nigerian youths and teenagers have been urged to shun all forms of vices and adopt good values that will make them better citizens in the society.

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2 The call was made by Mr James Ibor, the Youth Leader, Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) of the St Gabriel’s Chaplaincy, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria  at the just concluded 2022 Youth week with theme: ” Go and do Exploits “.

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3 The seven-day event  with 900 youth in participation had both  social and spiritual activities displayed.

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4 Ibor said:” God has given the youth so many talents and they were out to explore.

5 ”It is alarming to note that our rich African values and morals are being eroded due to negative influences.

6 ” We cannot afford to fold our arms and allow our values to further deteriorate.

7
I bor  urged youths to be productive and be focused to take up leadership roles in the country.

8 He called on youths to always seek and do something meaningful which would help them to discover themselves for strategic leadership direction and for a greater society.

9 He added that the youth were the  greatest assets for socioeconomic development, hence the needed to have programmes and frameworks to trigger meaningful skill acquisition, self discovery.

10 He said engagement and strategic leadership direction for socioeconomic development for them, were to be encouraged for the youth too.

11 The Youth leader also urged more stakeholders on youth value reorientation to join hands in raising the awareness on skill acquisition rather than being dependent on academic exercises and paper qualification.

12 “We are working with different stakeholders within and outside the church, in winning back our peer  from crime and criminality through awareness creation, sensitisation, advocacy, reorientation and mentoring.

13 The youth week was also meant to enlighten, change and redeem our youths from involvement in substance and drug abuse.

14 Also , he said, flamboyant lifestyles that could not be backed by legitimate earnings.

15 Ibor called on youths to shun violence and embrace peace for the overall development and progress of the country.

16 The gathering was to show , particularly the youth, clear examples of alternatives to violence, which are core values that lie in dialogue, tolerance, compromise and accommodation.

17 According to him, there is the need to educate the youth on the imperative of living in peace with one another and resolving issues without the use of violence.

18 He explained that  adopting peaceful ways of settling issues would make youths to desist from atrocities that could be inimical to their development.

19 “Peace is one important factor that we need in every facet of life, that is, home, workplace, school, association, small groups and communities.

20 “When there is no peace, things will not function the way they ought to.

21 Peace, therefore, has a very great strength.

22 Another aspect he said youths were enlightenment about was electoral violence which was one of the major catalyst of crises and destruction of lives and property in our communities .

23 He said  we felt we should start tackling it with seriousness now that we are in the season of elections.

24 Ibor advised the government to provide enabling environment for the youth and suggested that government should provide capital for the youth with skills to establish themselves after their higher institution.

25 The youth leader advised youths to engage in entrepreneurship and skill development to prepare them for future challenges.

26 This he said will refocus youths for greater accomplishments.

27 He noted that great parents and other youth leaders   and resource persons were in attendance and spoke  to youths on vote buying and electoral violence.

28 “Sensitization on cyber security, trafficking in persons, right to Knowledge to make the youth resilient,
” Saving culture and financial discipline, entrepreneur developmental.

29 “Premarital sex and its dangers; drug abuse where not left out as well as dangers of  cultism.

” They were visits at orphanage homes and IDP camps in Durumi and its environs to donate relief materials such as provisions, toiletries, food condiments staple foods,cereals and legumes,soft drinks and cash donations to the vulnerable, were made,”he said.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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