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Invest more on free education, cleric urges FG, states


The government must invest in the development of youths through the provision of free education, as it is critical to job creation and securing the country’s future.

The General Overseer of The Word Bible Church Worldwide, Prophet Babatunde Kumoluyi, who gave the advice, suggested that federal, state and local governments should initiate policies and programmes that will address issues confronting youths who are considered as tomorrow’s leaders.

Speaking, in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, ahead of the church’s 30th-anniversary celebration, he said efforts must be geared towards making education free for all, besides equipping youths with vocational skills to enhance their development.

He said recovered loots could be channeled into providing free education. “This was what late Chief Obafemi Awolowo did, which made him indelible in the hearts of the people.”

On security challenges, Kumoluyi said: “The people are feeling that government has neglected its responsibility. Graduates of over ten years are still searching for jobs, so they resort to evil acts to make money.”

“They are taking to cyber crimes, armed robbery, ritual killing, kidnapping, banditry, and other criminal activities because they think government doesn’t have any plan for them. The narratives must change through policies to develop the youths as future leaders,” he said.

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