By Shuaibu Tatu
The Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammad Bashar, has called on youths in Kebbi to engage in productive ventures in order to contribute their quota to the economic development of the country.
Bashar made the call when he visited Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi State on Sunday.
He said the Anchor Borrowers Programme, initiated by the Federal and State Government, was capable of bringing economic fortune to the state.
Traditional ruler also urged the people of the state to patronise made-in-Nigeria products rather than the foreign ones to enhance the state economy and encourage local manufacturers.
He also advised parents to send their children to school to acquire both western and Islamic education as the legacy they would bequeath to the children.
Bashar, however, warned parents against sending their children to cities in the name of acquiring Islamic knowledge, saying that those children ended up being nuisance to the society.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the council, Alhaji Muhammad Kaura, commended the Emir for the visit saying that the local government had ”completely changed” with the present administration in the state.
The state assembly member representing Bagudo constituency, Muhammad Bagudo, expressed delight over the emir’s visit and drummed support for Bashar.
The lawmaker urged the people of the area to continue supporting the Emir in his effort to foster unity and ensure cordial and peaceful co-existence among them.(NAN)