Kumuyi tasks government on youth initiatives, transformational agenda
General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM), Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi, has urged Nigeria and other nations of the world to mainstream youth initiatives and develop comprehensive policies for their transformation.
In a communique issued at the concluding session of the Global Youth Convocation IMPACT 2020 in Lagos, yesterday, DCLM regretted the treatment of youths as a monolithic entity without disaggregation according to age, educational and professional classification by various government policies.
“There is inadequate platforms for youths to express themselves in wholesome ways, which make many to resort to various anti-social and anti-state behaviour.”
It advised that fundamental issues affecting teenagers, campus students and young adults be prioritised by government and other stakeholders while developing a comprehensive youths policy.
“A comprehensive youths policy should be developed to address issues specific to the various categories of youths. Transformation agenda must address global youth-focused initiatives to address ills in the world of youths,” it said.
The church recommended that the void in the social life of youths must be addressed by entrenching civic, moral and ethical values in the educational curriculum.
“Governments, at all levels, should mainstream youth development initiatives, fund and implement more youth-focused intervention programmes,” it added.
At the event were his wife, Mrs. Esther Kumuyi; Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kupolati Taiwo; co-chair of the organising committee, Prof. Olukayode Oyediran, and other senior pastors of the church.