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Gowon, Pitan Counsel Youths On Virtues Of Humility, Integrity

Posted: Aug 4, 2015 at 2:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Celestine Amoke, Lagos

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, and  former Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Dr. Leke Pitan, on Sunday, August 2, 2015, harped on the need for youths in the country to maintain humility and integrity in the pursuit of their careers.

They spoke at the Year 2015 Youth Harvest of the African Church Cathedral, Bethel, Broad Street, Lagos.

Gen. Gowon and Dr. Pitan were the Chairman and Special Guest of honour respectively at the event.

The former Head of State said that once integrity is added to humility in pursuant of one’s career the sky would be the limit for such a person.

He condemned the corners-cutting attitude of some of the present day youths and urged them to turn to God.

Dr. Pitan while addressing the congregation said youths should always be encouraged to aspire to any level in the polity.

He backed his assertion with the scriptural injection that says: “Suffer ye not the child to come unto me, for theirs are the Kingdom of God.”

The former Commissioner stated further that if properly encouraged, the youths could be a vessel of change in the country.

He used the occasion to urge the Christian community to remain steadfast in their prayers for the Federal Government.

He said that it is by the prayers and goodwill of all the people that the government can succeed.