The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned political leaders at all levels to involve the Nigerian youths in the nation building instead of using them for thuggery and all forms of electoral malpractices.
The Christian umbrella, while making this clarion call, also charged the Nigerian youths to be patriotic, dedicated, hardworking, committed, optimistic, focused and hopeful in all their endeavours if they must be relevant as the country is facing a lot of challenges threatening her stability.
Speaking at the official inauguration of the new leadership of the Youth Wing Christian Association of Nigeria (YUWICAN) in Abuja on Friday, the CAN President, His Eminence, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, decried the menace of unemployment in the country despite the potentials of our youths due to lack of visionless leadership and how politicians have been misusing them for selfish reasons.
He said, “Election is coming, campaigns have begun. I call on all our politicians to stop using our youths for violence and electoral manipulations. God has deposited a lot of potentials in our youths with a view to using them as builders of this country.
“The politicians should stop misusing them. I call on all Nigerian youths especially the Christian youths to shun all electoral violence and manipulations.”