BYC For Establishment Of Youths Commission To Address Festiveness, Unemployment
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Borno State chapter has on the Federal and state governments to establish a Commission with a view to addressing, unemployment, youths restiveness among others.
The youths council who unanimously agreed that the youths who are both perpetrators and victims of insecurity in the country, despite their involvements in peace building processes in communities
Speaking st the occasion to to mark United Nations (UN) International Youths Day (IYDW, the Borno State Chairman of NYCN, Comrade Tanimu Tahir, said the occasion was organized and supported by the European Union, EU through PLAN International, a Non – Governmental Organization, NGO.
Tahir said “we’re at a legislative state to take ownership of the commission’s proposals,” he said, stating that; there is a sustainable institutionalized mechanisms that can address festiveness and unemployment among the youths.”.
He lamented that there is no clearcut policy that empowers the youths in the country and Borno state, unlike in Lagos and two other states in the country, stressing that the demands of youths in the state, can only be address through a Youths Development Commission (YODC).
According to him, the Commission will frontally address issues that are affecting over 1.5 million youths in the state, saying that: “It could make the Commission flexible to the State government, while relating with other development partners to strategically address young people’s problems
He said that the youths could harness positive components of peace building aspects to overcome security challenges and food insecurity.
“We’re discussing the prospects of youths being a critical voice in policy formulation and directions at the federal and state levels,” he said, stating that as youths’ voices could redirect the focus of policy makers.”, he added.
He said that youths are the most important components of national development, as they are “catalysts and drivers” of human capital development.