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Emir urges FG to create more entrepreneurs

11 February 2015, 07:56

Abuja - The Emir of Bwari, in the FCT, Alhaji Musa Ijakoro, has called on the three tiers of government to do more for youth entrepreneurs in the nation.

Ijakoro made the call when he was presented with an award of excellence by the Board Of Trustees of the FCT Qur’anic Recitation Competition in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to him, the more the youth are engaged, the better for any society, adding that an "idle mind is devil's workshop".

He said providing the teeming youth populace with employment would equally help to sustain many homes.

He appealed to the relevant agencies that supervised distribution of poverty-alleviation items to be impartial.

He urged parents to always train their children and ward to be upright and self reliant, adding that with that "the children will be better equipped to face the hurdles of the world."

Responding on behalf of the committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Jega, Executive Secretary, National Mosque, said the award was to appreciate the effort of the emir for his unflinching support to the course of Allah.

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"We are here to indicate and show the appreciation of the committee.

"You and your Palace have done so well that no any other emirate in the FCT has done.

"We will continue to pray for God's guidance, blessings and protection," he said.

He said the newly constituted board achieved the results by involving traditional institutions in the FCT which gave out what was being celebrated.

"So it was based on your continued dedication and commitment to uplift the Qur’anic recitation competition in the FCT that this award was given to you," he said.

The Secretary General, Board of Trustees, Prof. Salisu Ingawa who was bestowed with a traditional title of Bwari Emirate at the occasion, said Ijakoro had been giving his best to Islamic activities at Area Council and the nation in general.

He said that if there were three or four of such emir in the FCT, Islam would have been the religion to beat.

He called on other Muslims to emulate the traditional rulers for them to get the best in the World and the hereafter.



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