The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bauchi State, Reverend Abraham Damina Dimeus, says urgent actions must be taken to help Nigerian youths retrace their steps from crime.
He also expressed worry that the insecurity in Nigeria and the economic downturn has left many Nigerians without hope of a better tomorrow.
Rev Dimeus raised the concerns on Sunday in Bauchi at a security summit, with the theme, “In times like this, what is the role of Christian youths in fighting insecurity,” organised by the youth wing of Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) Bauchi State Chapter.
While lamenting the involvement of Christian youths in all forms of social vices across the country, the CAN chairman submitted that the church had failed by not doing much to checkmate this.
In his words, “The church has failed by not doing much to check the involvement of the youth in all the vices happening across the country. Christian youths are deeply involved in the mess. Where then lies the hope for a better Nigeria?
“Check out those involved in Boko Haram, kidnapping, banditry and other vices, you will discover that majority of them are youths. This is not telling positive for the future of Nigeria. We must do something quickly to bring back the youths to their senses,” Dimeus said.
He said there is hunger, poverty and chaos in the land, which he claims have retarded the country’s development.
“As it is now, we are in times of chaos, hunger, poverty, banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping, corruption and many other vices that have retarded development of every facet of human existence.”
Speaking on the theme of the summit, Dimeus, who drew his text from Exodus 9:14 and Isaiah 2:1-5, said, “Christian youths have significant roles to play in times like this. We don’t have to aggravate the already worst situation as youths.”
The CAN chairman tasked Christian youths to not only live upright but also be good examples of followers of Jesus Christ.
“We should not be ignorant of the situation, as Christian youths, we must live upright, be good examples and followers of the meekness of Jesus Christ. Shun vices, concentrate on doing good always,” he advised.
The CAN boss then assured that the association would continue to protect the integrity and interest of Christian youths in the state.
He, however, warned that church leaders ”will not hesitate to expose and hand over to security agencies, any youths involved in criminal activities.”
The Director of Youths in CCN, Deacon Ishola Michael, told the youths that being the future of the church, they must be awakened to take their rightful positions in the scheme of things in the Nigeria project.
He said, “when the youth are properly educated on the roles they are expected to play in times like this, they will become responsible leaders of the church which will then affect the society positively.”
Imo govt gives old Owerri Timber market traders four weeks ultimatum
The Imo State Government has given traders at the old Owerri Timber market (Ogba Osisi) Wetheral road, a four-week ultimatum to leave.
The ultimatum was given on Monday through the General Manager of the Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA), Engr. Francis Onyedikachi Chukwu, during a routine inspection with his team.
Chukwu said the Imo State Government mapped out a permanent site for the traders at Naze Timber market, Owerri North LGA.
He said their stay at the old Owerri Timber market is causing obstruction to the master plan of the capital city.
The GM pleaded with them to adhere to the order, as failure to move in the next one month will amount to them losing their wares.
OCDA said that it was imperative for government to do the needful to sanitize the state and avert danger to life and property.
EPL: What Ralf Rangnick said after becoming Man United manager
Manchester United’s new interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has expressed happiness after joining the club.
DAILY POST reports that Man United officially announced Rangnick as their new interim manager on Monday.
Rangnick’s appointment comes less than 24 hours after Man United played a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in a Premier League tie on Sunday evening.
Reacting to his appointment, Rangnick, said his efforts for the next six months at Old Trafford will be on helping Man United players fulfill their potential, both individually and, most importantly, as a team.
“I am excited to be joining Manchester United and focused on making this a successful season for the club,” Rangnick told the club’s official website.
“The squad is full of talent and has a great balance of youth and experience. All my efforts for the next six months will be on helping these players fulfil their potential, both individually and, most importantly, as a team.
“Beyond that, I look forward to supporting the club’s longer-term goals on a consultancy basis.”
EPL: Ex-Chelsea assistant coach questions Tuchel’s late substitutions against Man United
Former Chelsea assistant manager Jody Morris has questioned Thomas Tuchel’s use of his substitutes during their draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Chelsea managed a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League clash on Sunday with Jadon Sancho pouncing on a poor touch from Jorginho to put the visitors ahead.
Jorginho then made amends for his blunder 20 minutes later when he equalised for Chelsea from the spot.
Tuchel waited until the 78th minute to introduce the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic from the bench.
And Morris, who was Frank Lampard’s assistant, criticised the Blues boss, insisting that the German could have made his substitutions earlier and killed the game off.
He told Stadium Astro: “From a fan’s perspective, I would definitely have liked a couple if not all three changes at the top end of the pitch a lot earlier.
“I just felt that with the amount of dominance Chelsea had they weren’t creating enough real good chances.
“The fact you have the level of bench that Chelsea had, there was no reason why at least two of them could have been brought on a lot earlier.
“I thought Lukaku was the perfect addition but that’s without knowing the physical capabilities he has right now. He might not have had more than the manager gave him.
“It’s always easier to say after the game but we were slightly surprised that Tuchel didn’t make changes earlier.”
Chelsea face Watford in their next Premier League game while the Red Devils welcome Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side at Old Trafford.
Chelsea still maintained their lead in the table on 30 points just one behind Manchester City who defeated West Ham 2-1 to leapfrog Liverpool at the weekend.
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