An NGO known as Open African Foundation, has urged the youth to imbibe good moral values and renewed hope, anchored on patriotism, equality and love to build a new Nigeria.
The Chairman of the foundation, Mr Tunji Aworinde, made this known during an annual conference and essay writing competition, held in Abuja.
The competition was organized for secondary school students in FCT as part of s catch- them-young initiative on Monday in Abuja.
The title of the easy was “The kind of Nigeria I want and what I would do if I was the Nigerian President’’.
It was gathered that Twelve secondary schools in FCT participated.
Aworinde hinted that the initiative was to invigorate the spirit of patriotism in the minds of the children and to encourage them to toe the path of integrity, love and hard work.
Similarly, he noted that it was also to ensure that the children shunned corruption, social vices and all forms of immoral behaviour retrogressive to Nigeria as a nation.
Tunji said, moral and other good values have so much been eroded in the present day society, noting that people no longer call crime by its name.
He opined that the youth now engage in all sorts of immoralities, inhaling illicit substances and contributing to the heights of insecurity in the country.
Aworinde, a United Kingdom-based Forensic Expert, admonished the students “to inculcate the right values that are anchored by love, with love, and for love, where everyone is more equal than they are now.
“If we must secure the future of the Nigerian society, there is the urgent need to locate and raise the young students who are often referred to as leaders of tomorrow with the values and principles of effective leadership.
“This is because our future lies on the shoulders of the young students in secondary and tertiary institutions.