By Magnus Emuji
The President of Okpanam Youths Organisation (OYO), Comr. Lucky Okolo has admonished unscrupulous elements in any society to abstain from destroying Government facilities in their domains but strive to protect them for the benefits of future generations.
Comr. Okolo gave the advice in Okpanam in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State while speaking with newsmen shortly after a crucial meeting with youths from various quarters in the community.
He said that his administration had embarked on aggressive sensitisation to enlighten the people, especially youths on the need to desist from acts inimical to the growth and development of the community.
Comr. Okolo, who urged them to always consider all Government infrastructure as their own rather than vandalizing them for no reason, noted that it was the responsibility of all to protect such facilities.
He condemned the incessant stealing and removal of batteries from the street lights along the Benin/Asaba Expressway by the airport down to Issele-Asagba in the State Capital Territory by unknown persons.
Comr. Okolo said that street lights would help to brighten up everywhere such that there was no hide out for criminals with intentions to carry out their crimes .
The Okpanam Youths President listed such facilities to include school furniture, doors and windows as well as street lights, adding that no right thinking individual would destroy amenities in their communities that were provided to enhance their standard of living.
He , however, warned miscreants to immediately abstain from such negarious activities for their own good, saying that anyone caught would be made to face the full weight of the law .
While saying that the special monthly environmental sanitation exercise being coordinated in the community by his executives would be sustained for a cleaner community, Comr. Okolo hinted that the initiative was already yielding positive results.