The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule has called on the youths to cooperate with the government in order to bring about the desired change in the country.
She made the call while speaking at the Annual Conference of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Lagos State Area Unit, on Sunday in Lagos.
“As the theme of the programme says, “The Change That Matters”, it is our duty as the government to lead by example, be responsible, to know our duties towards the citizens, be an enabler and to provide for the citizens,” Adebule said.
She noted that the government could not do it alone, calling on the youths to embrace change.
According to her, it is the responsibilities of the citizens to pay tax, obey the law, and follow due process and be responsible for all their actions.
“This is the goal of the change that we are clamouring for,” she added.
The deputy governor expressed appreciation on the efforts of those that have been involved in the struggle for the rights of female Muslim to use hijab in public schools in the state.
She promised that government would expedite action on the matter with positive outcome.
While admonishing the delegates at the Annual Conference, held at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUCOM), Ikeja, Lagos,
Dr Adebule also urged the youths not just pass through the society but to allow the society pass through them.
The deputy governor advised the new executive of the MSSN, led by the Amir, Mallam Saheed Ashafa, to keep up the good work their predecessors have started and prayed that they run a successful tenure.
Speaking with newsmen, Dr. Adebule observed that these were some youths, who are just growing up without imbibing moral and spiritual development.
“MSSN need to teach them how to become responsible citizen in the society and that is part of what we regard as the change.
“I urge them again to know that the government alone cannot bring about the needed change alone.
“It is part of civic responsibility to alert the government when they see anything going wrong within in their domain.
“It only by bringing it to the attention of the government that the government can do something about it.
“What I am convinced about this afternoon is that we have youths who are responsible, youths who are ready for this change and also youths who try to dissect what the change is all about and determine which one matters,” the deputy governor said.
MEET NEW LAGOS MSSN EXECUTIVE
Amir(President): Saheed Ashafa
Naibul Amir (Vice President): Ishaq Abdu Azeez
Naibul Amir(Higher Institutions Affairs) : AbdulWasiu Fasanya
General Secretary : Sodiq Idowu
Asst. Secretary: Abdhameed Olagunju
Financial Secretary: Abdkabeer Kuye
Editor: Sodiq Oyeleke
Internal Auditor: Mustapha Sodiq
Public Relations Officer: Idris Qasim
Asst PRO: Mustapha Kelani
Welfare I: Qasim Salisu
Welfare II: Sodiq Afina
Asset Maintenance Officer: Abdhakeem Odedele
Director Of Studies: Kamoldeen Abiona
Ass DOS: Abdulraheem Sulaimon
Business Chairman: Abdulateef Salaudeen
Amirah (Female President): Hafsah Badru
Naibatul Amirah (Vice President): Maryam Adetayo
Naibatul-Amirah (Ummahaat): Basheerah Gbadegesin
Naibatul Amirah(Higher Institutions Affairs): Muhibah Adeoye
Sisters’ Secretary: Halimah Tijani
Sisters’ PRO: Asmau Yahya
Sisters Welfare: Balqees Oyemala
Treasurer: Zulaykha Idowu
By Safiyyah Abdur-Razaq
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