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Your comment is damaging to Nigeria - Rep Obasa blasts Dalong for saying youths 'corrupt'

Your comment damaging to Nigeria – Rep Obasa blasts Dalong for saying youths 'corrupt'

The lawmaker representing Ojo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Obasa (PDP) has urged the newly appointed Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalong to stop attacking Nigerian youths.

Dalong, at an event on Tuesday blamed the escalating cases of corruption on the youths, accusing them of submitting themselves to some persons who acquired their wealth through questionable means.

However, in a statement on Thursday, Obasa, an active community youth leader prior to his emergence as a lawmaker, advised Dalong to be careful with his use of words because such illusion can destroy the hardworking image of the Nigerian youth across the globe.

The lawmaker counselled Dalong to work diligently and invest more time in building good image for the future leaders while in office.

The statement reads "For the past five years, the entertainment sector dominated by the progressive Nigerian Youths has contributed 1.2 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).


"In sports, youths are actively engaged and doing excellently well as evident in Wellington Jighere, the new world champion in Scrabble, Nigeria's Golden Eaglets U-17 World Cup triumph, among others.

"With the dwindling economy, I implore the Honorable Minister to come up with policies that will strengthen the sectors dominated by Nigerian Youth in order to create more job opportunities for the timid youths and alleviate poverty in the land."

However, Obasa appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to reward the Nigeria's U-17 team as a matter of "urgency and necessity".

"In a country like ours, the game of football is a uniting factor, it is a game that strengthens unity beyond religion and ethnic lines," he said.

"At a time the country is facing a lot of challenges ranging from insecurity, secession and more, it will be morally right, if the President can use the Golden Eaglets as an example to Nigerian Youths that there is dignity in labour", he added.

Desribing the players as "heroes of our time", Obasa further appealed to multinational companies and individuals with affluence reward the young chaps for doing the nation proud.

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