Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has advised youths in the country to desist from hastily judging and blaming leaders.
Bello, who was represented by Senator Yakubu Oseni (Kogi Central Senatorial District), gave the advice on Friday in Abuja at the inauguration of the Juma’at mosque built by Umar Farouk Islamic Foundation.
According to him, the youths and leaders must work together to build a better Nigeria.
“Nigerian youths should always look at the actual problem before jumping to conclusions and putting blames on our leaders.
“We should not be hasty in judging, blaming and concluding things about our leaders.
“We should always try to look at their challenges and how to come in and give our support.”
The governor also called on leaders to listen to the masses and come to their aid when necessary.
“I advice the leaders of the nation to continue to listen to what the people need.
“It is what the people need that we will give to them; an example is during the #EndSARS protest.
“The youths said this is what they want and the leaders listened and are working towards achieving that.
“Leadership is not all about the leaders alone, it is about us all; so if the leaders are facing challenges, it affects the country and us all.
“No leader will have it at the back of his mind to fail.
“So, when any leader is failing, it means that he is facing a serious challenge which the followers are not aware of,” Bello said.
In a separate interview, Rabi’u Abdulaziz, the founder of the mosque advised Nigerians to do more of charity work.
“With the knowledge I have obtained, I have come to realise that the money we have in our hands does not belong to us.
“It is a gift from God Almighty and, one day, we will account for it.
“I decided to put my money into something beneficial to myself and others,” Abdulaziz said.
Also, a member of the foundation, Nafisa Kabir advised women to give their children proper home training.
“I advice women to give their children good home training, good background and upbringing that will bring to them respect and good name.
“Women are the founders of the home, the mothers and builders of homes and the society at large,” she said.