Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that cultism has never benefitted any youth involved in such social vice or made them successful in their endeavours.
He said, rather, it had turned them to thugs, criminals and failures.
Kalu stated this while delivering a lecture at the Anyim Pius Auditorium, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, near Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
The one-day lecture and unveiling of exercise books embossed with Kalu’s picture, was organised by the Abia State Students Association and Students of Business Administration of the university.
Speaking on the topic, “Education of youths: Yesterday, Today and the Future,” Kalu urged the students to decide early in life what and where they wished to be on completion of their education.
“Decide what and where you want to be in life now and be driven by your passion for it. Also, be guided by your belief in yourself and faith in God that success will be yours” he said.
The former governor, who threw his weight behind the call for total overhauling of the country’s education curriculum to inculcate entrepreneurship, commended the organisers of the lecture for the theme chosen.