The National President of the Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Pastor Sampson Igwe, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and state governments to prioritize youth development.
LATEST NIGERIA NEWSPAPER report that Igwe, who made the call at the press conference in Abuja on Saturday, said the development and job creation for young people would help reduce the level of insecurity in the country.
Most of this insecurity we are experiencing today is due to unemployment. Many people and organizations, including the church, see young people as a threat. Many of our young people who left university today have no work to do.
“And the wisdom that they should have put into practice will be channeled towards evil planning, a crime like robbing a bank and kidnapping people,” said Igwe.
LATEST NIGERIA NEWSPAPER report that He also asked other leaders at all levels to give young people an opportunity and provide opportunities for their development.
“They are significant assets that should be used and developed wisely as tomorrow’s leaders. We must understand them and be prepared to empower them physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually,” he said.