The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Chief Justice Tanko Mohammad, has warned youths in Nigeria to shun vices such as kidnapping, saying that if they continue, the future of Nigeria may be bleak.
He was speaking in Abuja at Nile university’s 7th convocation ceremony.
The CJN noted that the trend of such vices must be reversed as soon as possible, adding that the judiciary would continue to work for the progress and development of the country.
According to Chief Justice of Nigeria, “ Sometimes we may feel frustrated, disillusioned or disappointed at some situations especially when our hard work is not being recognized. But here am I today, with an honorary degree as an act of appreciation for the service I have put in for the nation.
“It is a trend that must as a matter of urgency be nipped in the bud. If our most cherished future leaders are allowed to wallow in such dangerous and inimical ventures, then the future looks very bleak.”
“Our hope rests on you and you must not let us down. My candid advice to you is to avoid acts capable of smearing our reputation.
Justice Mohammed was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree in Law, by the university.