New Year: Cleric, others task government on employment

By Usman Shuaibu

Arch Bishop, in charge of the heavenly kingdom church International, Gwagwalada, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lay Balogun, has joined other stakeholders to stress the urgent need for government to provide jobs for the teeming youths roaming about the streets of the FCT in 2015.

Balogun, in a telephone interview with Peoples Daily, called on the executive and the leadership of the National Assembly to give priority attention to the empowerment of the less privileged ones in the society, especially in the FCT.

Also, the cleric urged the President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly to come together, in order to tackle security challenges.

The Archbishop, however, said that as a religious leader he would continue to pray for peaceful elections in 2015.

Similarly, an ex-soldier based in Dakwa community, Bwari area council of the FCT, AlhajiAbdullahiDabo, called on the government to provide an enabling environment for the investors to carry out their business successfully in the Territory.

In particular, he urged political leaders to build more industries for the sake of job creations.

On the country’s prevailing insecurity, the ex-soldiers said only a responsible leadership is required to get out of the problem, pleading with the government to provide the sophisticated weapons for the security agencies to overpower insurgents.

Commenting on the 2015 general elections, Dabo warned the youths against been used by politicians to ferment trouble, and asked them to vote for credible candidates of their choice.

Not left out, the Otunba (Yoruba prime minister), in the FCT, Dr. WasiuTunwase, urged the government to redouble its effort to fight corruption which had eaten deep into the fabric of the society.

He called on the leadership of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free and fair elections, as according to him, it is transparent election that will secure the people from violence.

While speaking on the economy, the Yoruba Prime Minister urged the federal government to revive the economy in 2015, so as to reduce the hardship of citizens.


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