Insecurity has been identified as a major threat to sustainable development plans , hence there is the need for stakeholders such as religious leaders , parents and government at all levels must be responsive to their responsibilities .

Prof. Sabit Ariyo Olagoke the founder and grand imam of Shafaudeen in Islam World wide dropped this hint recently during the 50th birthday commemorative lecture of a prominent member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ, Oyo State Council, Alhaji Kunle Bakare recently.

The cleric while speaking during the lecture held recently at the Dapo Aderogba hall , NUJ stated that only visionary individuals with credible antecedents of competence , good work attitude , timely response to working on issues can facilitate sustainable development plans before and beyond the golden age.

While welcoming the guests to the occasion, the celebrant, Alhaji Kunle Bakare disclosed that the topic of the lecture “Sustainable Development Plans , Before and Beyond the Golden Age” was carefully selected to serve as a working tools for those coming behind for them to plan for their future .

He noted that human beings must have made some mistakes in the past that may not be corrected but they must be careful to avoid making mistakes if God gives them the opportunity to attain the Golden age.

Prof. Olagoke however urged the government to use political will to create job and employment for the youths as well as rehabilitating the street urchins and train them on certain jobs and vocations.

He stated that sustainability lies mentorship and role modeling ideas without default Change of attitude through positive mindset is sacrosanct through functional education, good parenting and media effects.

He however identified the following as the steps to achieve better and positive development plans, positive role modelling, socially responsible parents, careful management of the adolescent crisis to prevent poor attitudinal outburst and that parents must not indulge in social corruption in any form for effective child rearing .

Others includes taking care of the children education, employment and marriage by the parents before releasing them into the world and that the children should be tutored to know that life is sacred.

Some of the dignitaries who attended the event include, Popular actress, Mrs. Toyin Ajoke Adegbola, Chairman NUJ, Oyo State Council, Comrade Demola Babalola, Mrs. Oyekemi Wilson and Zonal NUJ executives.

The event was also attended by journalists as well as the extended families of the celebrant.

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