The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam, on Friday urged youths to behave responsibly during the conduct of the general elections beginning on Saturday.
She made the appeal at the end of a Unity and Peace Soccer Competition she organised at Samaru/Kataf in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state, News Agency of Nigeria reports.
While presenting the trophy to Unguwar Rimi Ward Football Club, winners at the competition, she said the essence of the tournament was to promote peace and unity, especially, amongst youths.
The minister said as the general election was barely 24 hours away, youths should conduct themselves in a responsible manner and avoid tendencies capable of breaching public peace.
“I want to implore our youths to ensure the protection and sanctity of our environment by being peace ambassadors.
“Let us collectively guard against any element of violence and ensure a peaceful, free, and fair polls,” she said.
Mallam urged youths to support the present administration, saying that President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda was aimed at guaranteeing better living standard for Nigerians.