By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has been urged to decisively address the present challenges Nigerians are going through in order to ensure their mental stability as a people.
The Country Director, Global Peace Foundation in Nigeria, Rev. Joseph John Hayab, while addressing youth on ‘Mental Stability’ in Kaduna on Saturday, noted that the present challenges people are experiencing call for government attention to ensure that Nigerians go about their normal activities without any problem.
He explained that with the various depressions people are experiencing, it causes a lot of instability thereby drawing the country backward in all spheres of life.
He called on Nigerians to see themselves as members of the same family created by God, adding that, “We should in all circumstances be our brother keepers so that together we move forward as a people in the same land.”
Rev. Hayab enjoined the youth not to do anything detrimental to their future but called on them to strive at all times to engage themselves on profitable ventures that would earn them a better living tomorrow.
He added, “Instead of complaining every day, as youth, you should know that you are blessed with special talents by God that shouldn’t be wasted but should be put into proper used that will be beneficial in the future.”
The Country Director enjoined the youth to see lack of job opportunities in the country as an opportunity to utilize it by initiating things that would make society to look for their services at all times instead of wasting their precious time engaging in all forms of social vices.
The National President, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, Mr Jonathan Asake, lamented the situation Nigerians have found themselves, saying that something urgently need to be done to address all forms of challenges in the society.
He observed that so many Nigerians have been displaced following insecurity in some parts of the country, pointing out that many Nigerians are suffering from all manners of instability because of the torment they are passing through in their fatherland.
Mr Asake suggested that the government of the day needs to come to the rescue of humanity by ensuring that Nigerians are able to be focused in going about their normal business.
Earlier, the convener of the programme, in collaboration with Global Peace Foundation in Nigeria, Tabitha Michael Kogi, observed that the topic, “Mental stability” is based on the depression Nigerians especially the youth have found themselves, saying that something by government and all stakeholders need to be done to ensure violence free society.