PUBLIC office holders in the country have been urged to be mindful of the fact that the nationâ€™s treasury belongs to all and should be used judiciously to cater for the populace who are the electorate.
The call was made, weekend, by the Ansar-Ud-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria, Lagos Branch during a press conference to mark this yearâ€™s Youth Week with the theme: â€œ(Gross) Multiplying diverts youâ€ aimed at raising fund for the youth empowerment project.
Addressing newsmen, Chairman of the Association, Mr Jubril Sasore, who was flanked by Saheed Sofolahan (PRO), Saheed Shittu (Ex-Officio) and Muritala Taofeek (Secretary), said: â€œThe state of our nation today, we all agree, is brought about by greed, where a few people lord over our resources that are meant to better our lives. No good roads, no pipe-borne water, no power, insecurity in the Niger Delta region, and in fact no where is safe in Nigeria of today. We can all attest to the bombing of Atlas Cove recently in Lagos. What we continue to have are promises.
â€œOur urge for material wealth should be limited so as to bring our country back to greatness, that is why we have to remind all of us to be up and doing in the fight against corruption which is almost becoming genetic in us,â€ the group said, adding that corruption will continue to make them far away from the people and by extension, God who has the ultimate return.
According to the association, the youth week which is going to be a 9-day programme with lecture series which shall centre on youth as the future of this nation started on July 24, 2009 and will climax on August 2, 2009 with a luncheon to raise funds for the Youths Empowerment Project.