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Group links unemployment in Kogi to insecurity



A group, yesterday, attributing growing insecurity in Kogi State to unemployment has called on the Federal Government to urgently complete the Ajaokuta Steel project to create jobs.

The group, the Ebira People’s Assembly (EPA) said that the Ajaokuta Steel project when completed is capable of generating over 3 million jobs, especially for those in the state, which will help address the insecurity challenges that are crippling its economy.

At a briefing in Abuja yesterday, the President-General, EPA, Dr. Musa Abdulrahman Adeiza said the association is seriously concerned about the rampant cases kidnapping, robberies and other violent crimes defining every day life in the state, despite government’s efforts at all levels.

Adeiza said, having examined the issues critically, the group has unequivocally linked the causes mostly to youth unemployment.

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