Hawan Bariki: Katsina emir decries high rate of unemployment among youths
The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmummini kabir Usman had called on graduates in the state to stop waiting for white collar jobs and embrace the art of establishing small and medium scale enterprises for them to become employers of labour.
The Emir equally asked youths to stop running away from taking career with the military because of laziness, adding that some of the recently recruited youths turn back the employment describung it as a sad development.
The Emir stated this during his speech today at the Katsina State old government House to mark the second day of the Eid el-Kabir celebration popularly known as Hawan Bariki.
The Emir also stated that whatever befalls a Muslim is from God and should be taken as such adding however that nowadays Muslims do not believe in destiny attributing whatever befalls on them on the current administration.
He cautioned against negative threats by Muslims, adding that Muslims must live as ordained by God.
The Emir also kicked against open defecations by people, which he said is the source of outbreak of various diseases in the state.
Recently, Alhaji Abdulmummini said UNICEF visited him and pledged to provide pit latrines but to date the FUND had not fulfilled that pledge.
He asked people in the Emirate to embrace maintenance culture on projects provided by government to improve their well being, adding that people should learn to become owners of such projects to guard against vandalization.
Alhaji Abdulmummini also spoke at length on the dangers of drug abuse, saying recently some children brought to his palace their father who took to taking dangerous substances.
He therefore wants all and sundry to contribute towards fighting the social menace.
Highlight of the HAWAN BARIKI was the procession of horse riders by the Emir, District, village and ward heads as well as traditional title holders in the Emirate. There were also drummers, singers and numerous entertainers that added colours to the occasion.