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Make Youth Employment priority – Minister

Solomon Dalung
Posted: May 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Nedum Noble
Barr Solomon Dalung, Minister for Youth and Sports, has called on governments at all levels to make the issue of youth development a priority even as he warned that youth unemployment is a time bomb ready to explode if necessary steps are not taken now to address the worrisome situation.
Barr Dalung gave the advise in Minna while paying condolence visit to Alhaji Ahmed Muhammed Kesto, deputy governor of Niger State on the sad loss of Alhaji Umaru Dagada Rasuwa, a former Information Commissioner of the State – who died recently.
The Minister who described the late Information Commissioner as a dutiful and peace loving public officer whose friendship cut across religious divide, expressed his condolence to the government and good people of Niger State; praying that Almighty Allah will grant him eternal rest.
He seized the opportunity to commend the Niger State government for the various road construction projects being embarked upon in the State despite the lean financial situation of the state.
Receiving the Minister, the deputy governor thanked the minister for his show of concern on the departed Commissioner.
Kesto, who drew the attention of the Minister to the worsening condition of the Sleija-Minna road, said the state government has to commence reconstruction work on the project because of the importance of the road to the socio-economic development of the State; pleading that the road be dualised by the Federal Government
The Minister had earlier on paid a visit to the family house of the deceased to condole with his wives, children and other family members. He described him as a trustworthy friend and prayed that God will give the defendants the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The late former State Information Commissioner who was a long time friend of the Honourable Minister was survived by four wives and twenty five children. He had since been buried according to Islamic rites.