By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
An Islamic scholar and founder of Shafaudeen In Islam Worldwide, Professor Sabit Ariyo Olagoke has stressed that Nigeria’s problems needs realistic approach and not mere rhetoric at all times.
Professor Olagoke stated this in Ibadan while speaking at the annual week of the Shafaudeen Brothers Daawah held at Shafaudeen International headquarters Wakajaye.
The Cleric pointed out that the time has come for the Federal,State governments and the Nigerian youths to face the reality by adopting a realistic approach as a way out of to the problems facing the country and forget about mere rhetoric at all times.
Professor Olagoke who was speaking on the theme of the annual week tagged “Empowerment strategy amidst unemployment: the challenges of the youth”, lamented the unemployment rate in the country and its adverse effects on all sectors.
According to the Cleric, the fact remains that all the “nations that fail to address issues of youth development in their policy plans and programmes will ever create state of restiveness,violence and insecurity”
“Government should work closely with the private sector to promote internship,graduate training programmes and community based projects that create jobs for the youths. Agriculture must be made attractive to the young ones spanning from subsistence to commercialized farming with better packaging. Rural education must be given a boost opportunities and reduce rural-urban migration and its associated challenges” he said.
The founder of Shafaudeen In Islam Worldwide stressed that the mono economy of oil with attendant corrupt enrichment of cabal, cartel and kleptocrats coupled with global fall of oil price at the international market, has added more to the unemployment and underfunding of projects -basic and capital, to the detriment of our human development Index in the country.
Speaking with newsmen after the lecture, Professor Olagoke frowns at early marriage for female children as recently witnessed in Katsina state during which a- 14 year- old girl was forcibly married to a Monarch without the consent of her parents saying such act was against the injunction of Islam.
Professor Olagoke then urged the law makers in the country to without wasting time legislate against early marriage for female children in Nigeria saying “such will help and guarante social,medical and economic development of the girl-child”.
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.