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Nigeria’s economic downturn, not licence for youths to go into crime – Minister warns


Nigeria’s Minister of Youth Growth, Dr Jamila Bio Ibrahim has warned youths within the nation in opposition to utilizing the downturn within the economic system as a license to commit crimes.

The Minister defined that the financial downturn is a world phenomenon and never peculiar to Nigeria alone, therefore, shouldn’t be used as justification for any type of criminality.

She issued the warning in Abuja on Thursday at a Retreat and Management Coaching Course for principal officers of the Peace Corps of Nigeria.

The Minister whose speech was delivered by the Chief Youth Growth Officer of the Federal Minister of Youth Growth, Mr Isaac Adeyinka Adeagbo appealed to youths to be extra centered within the face of the difficult economic system.

Particularly, the Minister counselled the youths to make use of the problem posed by the economic system to arrange themselves to be socially and economically accountable.

Whereas thanking the Peace Corps of Nigeria for organizing the retreat, the Minister assured that her Ministry would at all times accomplice with any youth improvement group within the nation within the job of constructing an egalitarian nation.

She appealed to the generality of Nigerians to embrace and preach peace including that no significant improvement can happen with out peace and safety.

“As for all well-meaning Nigerians, all arms should be on deck to realize the brand new hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to take Nigeria again to the fitting path”, the Minister pleaded.

Additionally talking on the event, the Nationwide Commandant of the Corps, Dr Dickson Ameh Akoh appealed to the federal authorities to create alternatives for teenagers to develop and contribute to the final improvement of the nation.

He pleaded with President Tinubu to be ready to provide assent to the Nigeria Peace Corps Institution Invoice when handed by the Nationwide Meeting including that it will function the best presidential present to youths in Nigeria.

In his speech, the District Head of Gwarinpa, Umaru Bayero known as for quick passage of the Nigeria Peace Corps Invoice by the Nationwide Meeting and transmission of similar to the President for the endorsement to make PCN a statutory physique.

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