The Nigerian youth 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.
He called on the youth 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 socio-economic development, hence the need to have programmes and frameworks to trigger meaningful skill acquisition, self discovery.
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.
Ibor called on youths to shun violence and embrace peace for the overall development and progress of the country.