Alhaji Is-haq Jubril, the Chief Missioner of Nasrul-Lahil Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), Ilorin, has warned youths against gambling, drug abuse and other anti-social vices.

Jubril spoke on Tuesday in Ilorin at an Islamic symposium organised by NASFAT for youths in Kwara.

He said gambling or pool betting could be an addiction, which could pose danger to individuals and the society at large.

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“This habit consumes gamblers’ time and energy, making them non-productive idlers and parasites on society, who take but do not give, who consume but do not produce,’’ he said.

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According to him, the gambler neglects his obligations toward his creator and his duties toward his community due to his addiction.

Jubril also advised youths other anti-social vices such as smoking, fornication and consumption of hard drugs among others.

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The cleric warned that all these vices could make Allah not to answer their prayer requests.

The missioner, who also stressed the importance of a happy home to the society, appealed to people to be alive to their responsibilities in their various homes.