By NBF News

A DEPUTY Comptroller, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) ,  Mr, Tade Adetoye, has advised youths to refrain from shady deals including cyber crimes.

Adetoye gave the advice on Saturday in Lagos while reviewing a book, 'Quest for Laurel,' written by late Mr. Adebowale Oyewo.

The NCS chief quotes the book as saying, “with honesty, hardwork and belief that things could be done through God, human beings would be successful. The book is a major contributor to knowledge and written to strengthen the youths,'' he said.

According to Adetoye, the book made the reader realised that success comes through hard work.

The book reviewer said the 53-paged book was divided into five courses. He said Course one dwelt on fantasies, while Course two talked about objectives and human strategies.

He pointed out that Course three focused on actions and direction. Course four sheds light on creativity while Course five explained that laurels come through hard work.

Adetoye said the book was written in simple language, easily comprehensible and “capable of making the reader to adjust and discover himself.''

He added that the author used statistics and other illustrations to give vivid pictures of his explanations.

The book is topical, timely and a recipe to quench the thirst of millions of unemployed youths for quick achievements,'' Adetoye said.

The reviewer added, “at this time of the nation's social re-engineering, the book is a catechism for all.''

Adetoye also described the book as a good moral instruction textbook for pupils and students ion both secondary and tertiary institutions, as well as, a manual for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members.

He said an area of regret was the printer's devil, which left some sentences broken in the book.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the occasion, Pastor Victor Essien, described the late author as a young man who had a vision, hardworking, caring and loving.

Essien, who is the pastor, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Strong Tower Parish, Ikotun, Lagos, said within the shortest time, the late author had accomplished a lot.

'We are gathered here for an icon, to celebrate a young man, who had done so much for the church of god, he said.

Essien said the deceased, who incidentally died through an accident had established the DEBBIE Foundation to assist accident victims.'

Pastor Tokunbo Subulokun of the RCCG, Festac Parish, said the main laurel was eternal life, adding “death, the final exit of every human being could come at any time.''

He said “there is always a laurel and the ultimate laurel is eternal life.''

Oyewo, the author died in 2010 at the age of 30.
He was the chief executive officer, Flying Wings Company, an information technology and computer training institute.

As part of his contributions to humanity, he gave computer scholarships to the less -privileged. The late Oyewo was a motivational speaker, a guitarist and an entrepreneur. He was the choir leader and youth president, RCCG, Strong Tower Parish, Province 14. He was a member of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and won an award for his meritorious service by FRSC after completion of his NYSC.

In the prologue, the late author said he wrote the book to document his challenges, failures, successes and victories in life.

Late Oyewo added that he wrote the book to share experiences in the quest for attaining greatness and to also write his name on the “sands of time.''