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Nigerian Youths Need Jobs Not Inducement –Catholic

Posted: Jun 5, 2015 at 7:17 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oyeniran Apata,  Lagos


Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) has called on the government and leaders in the country to provide jobs for Nigerian youths and not inducement that will lure them into crimes against fellow citizens.

President of the group, Reverend Gabriel Ogunaya, who stated this during a press conference and rally on the state of the nation in Lagos, added that provision of jobs for Nigerians would be solution to some of the socio-economic challenges facing the country.

He urged the government to fulfil its election promises of massive job creations for Nigerians during the campaigns and called on the citizens to display some measure of sincerity to guarantee great future for the country.

“Sincerity matters a lot because there are individuals who know what to do. If government is sincere in the area of job creation as they promised during political campaigns, they should stand up to that.  If jobs are given to Nigerians part of our problems is solved. Nigerians need security, electricity and good roads; these are some of the things people need from government,” he added.

Speaking on the activities and effort of the association in the areas of jobs creation, Reverend Ogunaya disclosed that the association had been engaged in a lot of programmes that include; empowerment programmes, seminar and leadership workshops for youths.

He stated through such programme many youths across the country have  benefited in terms of job employment and opportunities, contending that those youths in the country should endeavour to take advantage of every opportunity that come their way to be better citizens.

“Many of our youths have been gainfully employed though the salaries are not big and they have embraced it. Youths should stand up and be productive. Government and the political class should stop engaging youths only for political gains.

“When the desirable is not available, the available becomes the desirable. If you give them jobs to do and refrain from enticing them to take money, they will do whatever job you asked them to do,” he stated.