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Ember month: Community head appeals to youths, transporters to avoid unwarranted pressure

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Akin Olayemi
As Christians in Nigeria, particularly residents in Lagos prepare for the Christmas and New Year celebrations, High Chief Kehinde Kalejaiye has appealed to Nigerian youths and transporters to avoid unwarranted December pressure and be more professional on the road.
Kalejaiye who is the traditional head of Otumara 11, Apapa road, Ojo-oniyun and its environs noted in a chat with newsexplorersng.com that motorists and other road users should prioritise safety of lives and property during the rush which characterised the ember month periods.

He said, “We give glory to Almighty God for His protection over us till this last month of the year. However, it is important to be wary of happenings around us especially during these festive periods.

I want to appeal to residents and motorists to be careful while driver and avoid pressure in whatever form. If they must drink, they should not drive. Importantly, we should try as much as possible not to put ourselves under undue pressure to achieving what we couldn’t achieve in the last eleven months thereby cutting short our lives.

We have to be security conscious and put a stop to frequent loss of lives and property during this festive period.”

While advising the youths to desist from illicit wealth and riches, Kalejaiye described December as a period when many youths get involved in illegalities and crimes to celebrate the period.

He said, “Our youths must stay from crimes. Yes, we have to strive to achieve our worldly desires but then no amount of pressure we put on ourselves that would make us achieve what is outside our destiny.

So I am appealing to our youths to exercise restraint in matters of wealth acquisition especially as the year is getting to a close. I am wishing Lagosians and Nigerians a blissful end of the year celebration and a more prosperous New Year.”

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