18 May 2018

Nigeria: Muslim Students Decry Drug Addiction Among Youths

Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria (MSSN), B-Zone has decried the spate of drug addiction among youths and urged all students to shun all acts of immorality.

The Amir/Zonal Coordinator, MSSN, B-Zone, Barr. Qaasim Odedeji, in a communique issued at the end of the Zonal Executive Council Meeting held in Ibadan, Oyo State, also enjoined all Muslim students in the 17 states of the B Zone as well as the generality of the Umah to make judicious use of the month engage in rewardable acts of worship and shun all acts of immorality and anti-social behaviors.

The communique reads in part: "We are highly concerned about the rising case of drug addiction among the Nigerian Youth and we call on governments at all level to do everything possible to reverse the trend.

"We also call on parents, teachers as well as religious bodies to rise up to the challenge and partner with the government towards eradication of drug abuse among our teeming youth. In this regards, MSSN B-Zone states that our activities and programs over the years have continued to impact positively on producing youth of good behaviours. We therefore state our readiness to partner with relevant agencies towards solving the problem of drug abuse in the country," it stated.

MSSN called on all universities and other higher institutions to make education affordable to common man, saying: "We condemn the astronomical increment in the school fees of some state universities in the south west of Nigeria in the recent time and state that such move is capable of throwing children of common man out of school.

The group called on the politicians to work together towards free and fair elections.

"As the nation is warming up on the gubenational elections to be held in Ekiti and Osun State as well as the general election slated for next year, we call on our members and other Nigerians who are eligible voters to register and obtain their permanent voters' cards and exercise their civic responsibility of choosing a good leader with the fear of God.

"We also call on politicians to play the game of politics according to the rule and shun all actions that are capable of jeopardizing free and fair elections. We specifically note the statement made by a resident electoral commissioner in one of the states in the south west of receiving threat messages from some politicians. We therefore call on the government and the security agencies to strengthen the securities around those that are saddled with the responsibilities of organizing elections," it stated.


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