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Don’t over-depend on government for jobs, don tells youths

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Rather than keep seeking non-existent white-collar or government jobs, youths across the country have been urged to engage in entrepreneurship to earn a living.

A university lecturer, Dr. Jerome Nyame, gave the advice yesterday in Jalingo, Taraba State, at the launch of Ruban Mumuye Almanac and magazine.

He urged the youths to shun the culture of craving for ‘government jobs’, charging them to tread extra legitimate miles in becoming employers of labour.

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The Taraba State University don said that adhering to his suggestion would go a long way in fighting poverty in the state and the country at large, observing poverty as the major cause of division among the Mumuye race, Tarabans and Nigerians as a whole.

Stressing that poverty is responsible for the division among the people, he insisted that entrepreneurship was the only sure way to end poverty.

Nyame, who dismissed politics as the only way to success, urged the youths to embrace education.

“Stop wasting your time looking for government jobs. Try and create jobs that can bring income and happiness to you and your communities,” he said.

Dissuading youths from making themselves available to politicians for use as tools of destruction, he said over-dependence on government could stunt their dreams.

On his part, the national president of Mumuye Cultural Development Association (youth wing), Ntari Hassan, expressed sadness over the division among the people, which he said was caused by religion and politics.

Urging the people to come together and fashion out ways of developing the ethnic group, he described the youths as the vehicle of social transformation, hence the need for them to be at the vanguard of positive change.

He charged the youth to eschew acts capable of truncating their dreams of becoming future leaders.

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