Muhammadu Sanusi II, a former Emir of Kano, has advised youths to stop running abroad to escape the countryâ€™s challenges.
He said this in Lagos on Sunday at a stage play titled â€˜A Truth in Timeâ€™.
The play, which depicted the life and times of Sanusi, was written by Ahmed Yerima, a drama professor at Redeemerâ€™s University, and produced by the Duke of Shomolu Productions.
The former Emir encouraged young people to start building the country with their talents and hold public officers accountable.
â€œTo the young people, do not fear. This is your country. This is your future. Take hold of it. Work for it. Build it. Donâ€™t let anyone tell you to run away because you have a degree. They say â€˜Go to England, go to America,â€™ Sanusi said.
â€œThis is your country. You are coming back here. Letâ€™s work to build one for you and you also help us build this country for you.â€