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Expert cautions Nigerian youths against crime, hard drugs 

By Collins Osuji, Owerri 
09 December 2021   |   3:40 am
Chairman and Executive Director of Volka Afrika Group, Izuchukwu Akwarandu, has cautioned Nigerian youths against engaging in crime and taking of hard drugs, saying such vices are capable of derailing their bright future.

Chairman and Executive Director of Volka Afrika Group, Izuchukwu Akwarandu, has cautioned Nigerian youths against engaging in crime and taking of hard drugs, saying such vices are capable of derailing their bright future.

Akwarandu, an entrepreneur, who gave the charge at the official unveiling of the Volka Afrika Magazine in Owerri, yesterday, said such vices were the reasons the elderly usually looked down on Nigerian youths. 

He advised younger Nigerians to use their youthful energies to make positive impact in the society instead of allowing themselves to be used negatively by some unscrupulous politicians.

The youths are the foundation of every society. They should deploy their energies to making positive impacts in society. They should abstain from crime, criminality and social vices such as indulging in hard drugs.”

On political participation, Akwarandu, a former Special Assistant on Electronic Media to immediate past Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, said: “We the youths are already participating in politics. What we need is to sustain and increase the tempo. We should not allow anybody to push us out or be intimidated.” 

“Politics is not the exclusive preserve of anybody. It is for everybody. We should take the advantage and join politics. We should make the elders know when to leave the stage and we should do that with our votes.”