By Albert Akota
The National Youth Council of Nigeria, (NYCN), has attributed the
increased insecurity and youth restiveness across the country to
unemployment and called for urgent Government intervention.
The President of the Council, Comrade AlMustapha Asuku made this call
Tuesday in Abuja during the inauguration of the new National Executive
of Council of NYCN.
He further implored the Federal and State Governments to actively
engage youths in appointive positions and through other empowerment
programmes to reduce joblessness.
Comrade Asuku said that the council had developed an action plan to
unite youths and sensitize them on patriotism and the need for being
The Deputy President, Innocent Nduanya said the new executive would
also work towards mobilizing youths from all parts of the country for
effective youth participation in programmes within and outside the
Inaugurating the Executive, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the
Council, Dr. Dickson Akoh tasked them on the need for hardwork,
integrity and accountabilities.
Our correspondent report that twenty five executive members were inaugurated.