Sallah: Shun Drug, Acquire Education—Dan Amanan Minna Tells Youths
There is no way the youths will achieve success in life or accomplish their career dreams if they continue to abuse hard drugs and other dangerous substances which affects their physical, emotional and mental well-being.
This was the position of Alhaji Danjuma Mani, a popular Niger State-born philanthropist, when he hosted some youths who paid him a courtesy Sallah (Eid-il-Fitr) celebration visit, at his residence in Minna.
Alh. Mani, while stressing the importance of quality education, told the youths delegation who visited him that the high rate of illiteracy in the North is one reason why the region is backward in every strata of life.
He said the problems affecting the socio-economic growth of the state, and the country, at large, will only be eradicated by the time youths deploy their God-given, innovative and unique talents into productive ventures.
“Our youths and talented youngsters must realize that they are greatly talented. They have the sheer power and numerical strength to effect a lasting societal change. Therefore, they should think out of the box in order to proffer terrific solutions to the myriads of challenges affecting our dear State and beloved country. Our youths, especially my fellow sons and brothers in Niger State, must strive to acquire sound and quality education for their own personal development,” he added.
Alh. Mani, who was recently bestowed with the traditional title of ‘Dan Amanan Minna’ which translate to mean ‘The Trusted Son of Minna’ emirate in English, by the Emir of Minna, Alh. Umar Faruq Bahago, cautioned the youths from engaging in anti-social vices that may negatively affect their lives and also dent their personal integrity.
“My appeal to youths on this special occasion of Eid-il-Fitr celebration is for them to champion the cause of moral rebirth in our decaying society. They should become the vanguards of change; those who will demand for good governance and accountability from their leaders. They should avoid praise-singing corrupt leaders in exchange for peanuts. I urge you all to eschew all kinds of immoralities, because they have the potential to truncate your evergreen ambitions in life,” he said.
The Lagos-based philanthropist, said one of his philosophy in life is to always identify and share his wealth with the needy, poor and less privilege in the society. He appealed to rich Muslims to give charity in order to tackle the problem of Al-Majiri, insurgency, other violent crimes and poverty in the North.
The Dan Amanan Minna, called on government at all levels to establish more skills acquisition centres to train idle youths in vocational trades, pledging to contribute his quota to the growth of the Emirate and Niger State, in general.
“As a notable, though recently-appointed traditional title-holder, I want to assure His Royal Highness, Alh. Faruk Bahago, and once again, pledge my commitment towards the progress and development of Minna, and Niger State. I will use my wide network to attract massive infrastructural development to the Emirate, Insha Allah,” he assured.