The Olota of Otta, Oba (Prof) Abdulkabir Adeyemi Obalanlege has charged the youths on productivity and eschew any form of land grabbing or speculator which will not make rather mar their future.
The royal father, Professor, Abdulkabir Obalanlege gave this charge while delivering his goodwill message at the “1st All Ota Summit” at his palace in Ota. According to the royal father, he describes youths as “Our Wealth”, adding that the summit was organised primarily, to sensitise and enlighten the youths to shun any form of hooliganism rather embrace hard work which is the hallmark of success.
“Being a transporter does not amount in the attitude of constituting nuisance in the society, saying Transportation is a course studied at our various higher institutions which he as well facilitated a Diploma Course in Transport at Crescent University, which was intended to develop into a degree course, but regretted no one embraced the opportunity”, He said. He advised the youths on the need to rise up to the challenges of being great and stop looking for easy way of getting quick money that will not last adding that he sold minerals and iced water for his mother at Aswani Market in Lagos just to make ends means.
“I did it to help my mother to meet her financial obligations, I detest seeing my mother in any financial mess, so against every odd, I worked for the family. This principle helped me later in life”, he explained.
The royal father advised the youths against dependent on land sale describing it as self delusion saying there is no more land to sell.
Substantiating his claim of “no more land to sell”, Obalanlege said many projects, including low cost housing, approved for Otta by the Presidency have been abandoned because of lack of land, calling on the elders in the ancient town of Otta to properly direct the youths and show them the good way of life, doing so is an insurance for better tomorrow.
He enjoined the indigines to avoid any act that can mellow down development in the area saying there is no wisdom in tribal discrimination against people when it comes to development of the community, whoever displays capabilities to do a job should be allowed to do it, not minding whether he is an indigene or not.