By Olasunkanmi Onifade
In a bid the deal with youth unemployment and restiveness within the nation, the National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Dr Dickson Akoh, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill.
Akoh, made the decision on Wednesday in Abuja at a Stakeholders’ Meeting organised by the Northern Forum of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN).
According to him, when assented to, the invoice will even deal with the myriad of issues earlier than Nigerian youths.
He said that it’s saddening that there is no such thing as a concrete regulation or coverage that promotes the wants of younger individuals.
He mentioned it was for that motive that teams such because the Boys Scout, Red Cross, Girls Guide had been changing into extinct.
He mentioned when handed, the invoice would additionally recognise NYCN as an umbrella group searching for to advance the targets and aspirations of Nigerian youths.
Akoh additionally expressed unhappiness over the lack of the council to elect a boss as a result of age restrict set at between the ages of 18 and 34 years.
The Senate chief, Ahmed Lawan, Yobe South Senatorial district, emphasised the significance of unity in nationwide improvement.
He mentioned it might troublesome for the nation obtain significant progress with out it.
According to him, younger folks have an enormous position to play in nation-building and peace-building since they represent a major proportion of the nation’s inhabitants.
“When you construct the youths, you construct the world; so while you destroy the youths, you destroy the world.
“We ought to proceed to stress the necessity for Nigeria’s unity. It is barely by means of unity that we will construct our at this time and our tomorrow.
“Unity is key for development to take the place in Nigeria,” he added.
Mr Ben Duntoye, former Youth Council President, mentioned the NYCN was the umbrella physique of all youth teams within the nation.
He, due to this fact, mentioned that it might be self-destructive for the nation to undermine that phase of the inhabitants.
He additionally mentioned that assent to the Peace Corps Bill would go a good distance towards addressing youth unemployment.
Duntoye urged younger folks to be a part of the management course of by taking part actively in politics and voting throughout elections.
“Enough of complaints and noise-making particularly within the social media.
“Let the youths make use of their voter playing cards; let the youths take part within the means of governance.
“Make use of the voter playing cards to see the change that you simply want to see.
“The youths can promote positive leadership by participating in matters that concern them,” he added.