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Don urges government to curb youth restiveness, banditry


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Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Eddy Erhagbe, has called on the federal government to address social ills and end youth restiveness and banditry.

Erhagbe spoke yesterday at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in collaboration with the Edo State directorate of National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Benin City.

He decried the mismanagement and misappropriation of the country’s resources at all levels of governance, adding that such ignoble acts negatively contributed to the impoverishment of the citizens, leading to youth restiveness among other ills.

The don also called on government at all levels to address the social problems, which bedevil the country, most importantly unemployment.

The erudite scholar, who frowned at the mind-boggling cases of corruption involving prominent Nigerians, doubted the sincerity of the prosecutors of the war against corruption, which, according to him, seems to be skewed against political opponents.

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