Connect with us


Coronavirus: Koffi Tha Guru urges youths to embrace handworks, shun idleness 



Coronavirus: Koffi Tha Guru urges youths to embrace handworks, shun idleness 

A famous comedian/actor, Koffi Nuel, popularly known as “Koffi Tha Guru” has urged youths to embrace varieties of handworks to engage themselves meaningfully, especially during the ongoing ease of lockdown.

Koffi Tha Guru, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos, said this became imperative as schools were still closed down due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

According to him, it is an opportunity for undergraduates of higher institutions and final class secondary schools students to try their hands and learn a handwork in addition to their academic records.

“The lockdown has gradually extended to four months, but thank God it’s now on the ease stage and there are schedules for sectors to run their businesses and market days.

“So, many things have been happening within this lockdown period; more on the negative side and sometimes, traced to young people, which I believe is as a result of joblessness.

“I am, therefore  charging, advising and appealing to our teaming youths in schools and yet to graduate, but still idle, to go and learn handwork to add to their academic qualifications,” he said.

The comedian/actor said that such step would go a long way to keep them thoroughly busy, help them to discover a skill and channel their minds set toward being creative in their chosen areas.

He said that it was a self-employment scheme that would yield them stipends and income to attend to personal needs during apprenticeship as they strive to grow high after graduation.

“They can learn handworks like cobbling, sewing, designing of T-shirt, making souvenirs, art works, decorations, furniture making, electrical work, repairs, hairdressing, haircut, catering, painting and liquid soap making.

“This T-shirt on me and Cup with my name is a special design made by a young guy, a unique creativity, being the reason I chose to identify with him, just to encourage and appreciate his handwork,” he added.

Koffi Tha Guru, then urged everyone to continue to keep safe and adhere to the government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) preventive measures against further spread of Coronavirus (pandemic).

Edited By: Josephine Obute/Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)

Millicent Ifean: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Arsenal head of football, Sanllehi, leaves club Skills acquisition programmes panacea to youth development – Ganduje Tinubu urges immortalisation of former United States Ambassador, Walter Carrington Sanwo-Olu mourns Lagos APC chieftain, Lanre Razak Corruption: Ganduje tasks anti-graft agency not to compromise School reopening: Kebbi Govt. trains 2,212 teachers on COVID-19 protocols  Buhari greets ex-NESG Chairman, Sam Ohuabunwa at 70 Gov. AbdulRazaq mourns former Deputy Speaker of Kwara Assembly Two COVID-19 patients discharged in Kwara 22 graduates bag 1st Class in Plateau varsity’s combined convocation Film contents registration: LSFVCB alleys stakeholders’s fears Nigerian traders in Ghana decry closure of their shops by Ghanaian authorities Umuezuo community in Imo seeks status of autonomous community Flick’s ‘brutal domination’ makes Bayern new favourites FCTA demolishes 134 houses in Apo Akpmajenya indigenous community Kwara Commissioner urges students to adopt Physiotherapy as career Hundreds of sea lions to be killed in effort to save endangered fish ‘Historic humiliation’: Spanish media flay Barca after Bayern debacle Bayern Munich’s massacre: Ebonyi soccer fans view Messi, Barcelona’s end Kwara Commissioner rewards ad hoc staff for commitment to duty Prominent Lagos politician Lanre Rasak dies at 74 Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu distances self, APC from Etsako-West violence Lagos-Ibadan rail: Crowd cheers Amaechi, Mohammed as duo ride on new trains Fight over United States Postal Service underscores challenges it faces Israel describes UN rejection of Iran arms embargo as ‘disgrace’ Amaechi, Mohammed inspect Lagos-Ibadan rail project  My album, “Jehovah”, lifts people going through challenges — Gospel songstress Total blackout in Rivers as angry youths shutdown Afam transmission lines Police arrest pastor, 5 others for alleged child theft in A’Ibom Delta approves 3 additional private schools for JSS exams Buhari rejoices with Kingsley Osadolor at 60 COVID-19: survivors say mental health key to defeating virus Kogi Poly expels 25 students for examination malprcatice NBS says 21.76m Nigerians unemployed in 2020 Refugee Commission commends Humanitarian Affairs Minister Latin America’s coronavirus cases exceed 6m Militants attack kills 2 policemen in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province Britain marks 75 years since Japan’s defeat in World War II S/Korea capital returns to tougher social distancing rules as virus cases spike Food security: Campaign for Democracy tasks Niger Govt. on security India set to mass produce COVID-19 vaccine, launches digital health mission – Modi UN rejects United States bid to extend Iran arms embargo ASUU kicks against alleged take over of institute by Kano Govt COVID-19: Nigeria records 7 more deaths, 329 fresh cases Barca’s Pique calls for wholesale changes after “shameful” defeat INEC seeks stakeholders collaboration in instituting electoral transparency Bayern Munich must stay grounded in spite of Barca demolition, coach says FC Barcelona’s Umtiti tests positive for COVID-19 Bauchi Gov. condoles family of murdered lawmaker, Mante Football united behind Infantino, FIFA general secretary says