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Group asks youths to shun criminalities, plans confab

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A non-governmental organisation, One Nigeria Project, has urged Nigerian youths to drop all forms of criminalities and attack on government property.

According to the group, the call became necessary as consequences of killing, kidnapping, cultism and other unholy acts are enormous and constitute heavy burden on better future that the youth themselves envisage.

While sensitising youths, yesterday, in Asaba, Delta State, on the forthcoming national youth confab billed to hold in Abuja, National President of the organisation, Comrade Jakpa Elvis, said:

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“The Nigeria we destroy today will hunt and hot us badly. Let the youth look inwards beyond Internet fraud, kidnapping, banditry, terrorism, arm-bearing and other evil vices. Let us see Nigeria as our cherished inheritance. If our leaders have failed, let us not fail. Let’s not destroy the country more. Let unite with our strength and might to build a youthful and resourceful Nigeria.

“Developing a better Nigeria lies on how productive and creative the youths are, actions and inaction taken today will develop or destroy the hegemonies/fabrics of our country.”

Elvis, who noted that youths are the most affected by the different forms of violence that are plaguing the country, urged those who are still bearing arms among them to silence the weapons, stop kidnapping, maiming and destruction of public properties.

“We recognized the importance of preventing violence, hence we are sensitising the youth against all manners of criminal ideologies that are destroying the country.

“Although the positions of this organisation are clear, many of the existing policies and initiatives oriented towards empowering the youth still lack solid evidence-based approach. More evidence-based empowerments are needed to better the lot of the youth. Therefore, during our forthcoming national confab, we will approach the problem as well as proffer effective programmes that will engage Nigerian youth,” he said.

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