Almajiris, unemployed youths are our future leaders —Kukah

THE Archbishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Right Reverend Hassan Mathew Kukah, has said that whether the nation likes it or not, the next owners and leaders of the nation are the Almajiris and the unemployed youths who are currently roaming   the streets.

He said this  at  the weekend in Minna,  the Niger State capital, during the ‘Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement’, organised by the Development Initiative of West Africa and the Kukah Centre against the backdrop of a remark by Mallam Ahmad Tanko, the  Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, to the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello.

Tanko had raised the alarm that the number of children roaming the streets across the nation was becoming alarming, which must be addressed.

Kukah, however, urged Nigerians to put behind the past and forge ahead for the peace and unity of the nation,  adding  that there is a lot the nation can do as a  single  entity, “there is a lot we can do together to build a better and peaceful Nigeria.”

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