A Non Governmental Organization, Youth Forum For Development In Africa, YFFDIA, has called on the Federal and State Governments to embark on more youth empowerment programmes to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.
The National President of the Organization, Comrade Anyanwu Paschal made the call while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
Comrade Paschal who expressed concern over the rate of recent job loses and crimes in the country due to COVID 19 pandemic said a lot needed to be done to make Nigerian youths self reliant through employment creation and skills acquisition.
According to him, Nigeria is blessed with human and abundant human resources needed to empower her citizens towards national and economic development.
He also stressed the need for Government at all levels to step up action on women empowerment programmes to further enhance the progress and betterment of the country.
“If you train and empower a woman, you empower an entire community, therefore, it is important for Government to pay attention to women empowerment for the good of the society” he stated.
Comrade Paschal explained that his organization as part of its contribution to the development of Nigerian youths has trained about one hundred youths across the Federation on flight safety in Flight Safety Marine Academy in Cross River State.
He explained that the move had gone a long way to make the beneficiaries more useful to themselves and contribute their quota to the progress of the society.
The National President who described prayers as very important in the life of any country said his organization was planning a National Prayer Programme to seek divine intervention in the development of the country.
While advising youths to always engage in positive ventures to better their lives, Comrade Paschal also admonished them to always pray for political leaders to do the right thing for national peace and development.