By Dan-Maryam Zayamu
An Assistant Editor in Chief with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Alhaji Baba Busu, has called on youth in Nigeria to imbibe the culture of hardwork, sincerity and patriotism so that they can be better leaders of the country in the future.
He made the call while presenting a key note address at the 6th graduation and 12th speech and prize giving ceremony of Sauki International School, Bida, Niger State, weekend.
While charging the youth to respect their elders and their seniors as they move from one level of academic pursuit to the other, Busu further called on them to avoid beheviours that will tarnish their image, that of their parents, immediate society and the country at large.
“It is important to stress here that hard work pays. As you move forward in your academic pursuit continue to ensure you hold fast the culture of hard work, sincerity, diligence, patriotism and respect to your seniors and elders.
“Also ensure that you avoid bad friends and any behavior that will tarnish your image, your school and that of your parents.
“Wherever you go, make sure you remember to always pray. Prayer brings solution to all difficult situations.
“I want to encourage you to have confidence in yourself, believe in your ability to do what seems impossible and don’t quite trying because those who keep trying eventually succeed,” he said.
He also charged parents to monitor carefully the behavior of their children and the kind of friends they keep and further called on parents to continue to support their children in whatever way possible that will enable them grow and become the kind of leaders that will take the country to its desired destination.
Busu, however, applauded the management of the school for the kind of good moral upbringing they have been giving to children in the school over the years.