Ebony State Governor Chief David Umahi has told Nigerian youths to ignore government jobs which he believes is unprofitable for their destiny.
Umahi said this while giving an address at the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, during the 65th emergency senate meeting held at the Christian Ecumenical center, Abakaliki, the state capital.
He admonished the youths to shun all forms of cultism in higher institutions, stating that the development and future of Nigeria are in their hands.
Umahi said, “Which qualified leader in Nigeria will the youths follow? I say to our youths, you have followed so much, and it is time to take the future into your hands. Your leaders (NANS) are qualified leaders. We expect our children to be more than us.
“If you do not prepare a future for your children, your children will suffer more than you. You are struggling, and if you don’t take time, your generation will not take over leadership, and you will become old.
“If we do not take care of you, how will you take care of us? And I believe in you (Youths).
“We say there are no jobs, but it is not true. You are waiting for government jobs, but it doesn’t work. It makes you lazy, and you grow old. What the government should do is to create the environment. It is only a few people that are employable.
“Put yourselves together to produce the future leaders of this country. If you are hired to destroy people, you are rather bringing curses upon yourselves. Success has a pattern, likewise failure. Resist being hired to destroy others will surely get destruction waiting upon him for he who will destroy to succeed.
“Without the youths, there will be no kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism. Let me tell you, those doing cultism in schools are those who are weak. These weak people come together to kill and to protect their weakness.
“You cannot see any intelligent young man or woman going into cultism. When you partake in killings, the killing will flow in your generations,”