Feb 27, 2012 – Trust God and pursue your dreams. Remember, life is war; have a winning mentality
The Lagos State Commander of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Suleiman Aliyu, has urged youths to shun drugs and alcohol abuse. naijagists.com
Aliyu spoke in Lagos at the Youth Empowerment and Skills Acquisition programme organised by the Organisation of Nigerian Chaplains.
Represented by an official of the agency, Mrs. Titi Ogunniyi, Aliyu urged youths to refrain from acts that can jeopardize their future.
He said: “The society is replete with people whose dreams and lives were cut short by drugs and alcohol. Remember Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and a host of others? Illicit drugs are more deadly than HIV/AIDS.
“Alcohol can cause cholesterol accumulation, leading to heart attack, diabetes, etc. Life is about choices; make the right choice. Say ‘yes’ to life and ‘no’ to drugs.”
Vice-Chancellor of Caleb University Prof. Ayodeji Olukoju urged youths to dream big and be God-fearing.
He said: “Trust God and pursue your dreams. Remember, life is war; have a winning mentality.”
UNESCO Youth Ambassador for the Culture of Peace Mr. Temmylade Ayo-Aladeokin said: “Everyone has what it takes to be great in life. Failure should not be a setback. It is a test of greatness.
“Shun idleness and be prepared at all times. Do something everyday that will have significant impact on your future.”