Lagos- Bishop Joseph Dike, a cleric, has advised the Federal Government to focus attention on providing constructive education for the youth to address some of the nation’s current challenges.
Dike, who is the Director of Information, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, told newsmen in Lagos that proper education of the youth would put the country on the road to development.
“The Bible says in Psalm 127, that unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman watches in vain. If you look at the nation what brought about the security challenge? It’s simply greed.
“When they started the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) in the Niger Delta, what was the reason? The youth in the environment felt disenfranchised.
“Assuming there was even resource distribution whereby the goose that lays the eggs is equally able to enjoy the benefits of the eggs, there would not have been any crisis.
“Umaru Musa Yar‘adua, his Excellency of blessed memory started a good process, which his Excellency Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was carrying on – the Alhmajiri Education.
“Meet them at the point of their needs, develop their minds because among those boys roaming the streets are doctors, engineers, scientists, pharmacists, architects, lawyers, teachers, scholars, researchers.“