Group seeks youth inclusion in governance, projects



The Nigerian Youth Congress, (NYC), has on government all levels to include youths in its policies, programmes and intervention projects for asustained national development.

The National President, NYC, Mr Blessing Akinlosotu, made the call in a statement signed by Mr Emmanuel Daudu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media Related Matters, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Akinlosotu said youths were capable of making decisions on issues affecting their present and future, hence the need for their input in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national development.

“It is important to that a nation with a hardworking and creative youth population like ours will develop speedily if it realises its potentials and harnesses the same for the good of its present and future generation.”

The statement quoted the NYC Governing Board , Yakubu Shendam, as saying that the youths were already making huge contributions to national development but there was need to engage them more in political atmosphere the national level.

“President Muhammadu Buhari’ administration on several occasions tried to bring in incentives to promote youth participation but the challenge has always been with the managers of these programmes.

“We will get more result if Mr President uses organised bodies like ours to supervise and identify genuine youth clusters across the country, who will from such youth .”

The statement also disclosed that the congress organised skills acquisition and empowerment programmes for the youth in ICT, beauty care products and resolution initiatives. (NAN)