Group urges FG to create enabling environment for youth to thrive



By Bridget Ikyado

The Director-General, Coalition of Nigeria Youths on Security and Safety Affairs, Amb. Ade -Mario Emmanuel, wants the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for youths to thrive and support themselves.
This is contained in a message signed by the D-G to mark the International Youth Day, on Saturday in Abuja.
The theme for the 2022 Celebration is “Inter-generational Society: Creating a World for All Ages.”
He said the theme was a pointer for the the Nigerian government to imbibe an inclusive culture of participation of all ages.
”Also in the sphere of societal influence as the theme highlights ageism and how it affects society,”he added.
Emmanuel advised the Federal Government to review its socio – economic policy framework to create an enabling environment for youths to excel and enhance the nation’s economy.
“At this point, government should enable polices that would engage the youths ,keep them busy and shield them from social ills like the ”get- rich- quick syndrome.
“This may give rise to all forms of ponzi schemes and high level of crime which may worsen the state of insecurity in the country,”he said.
The DG urged the Federal Government to back its promises to the youths with actions and involve all critical stakeholders in a round table discussion.
Emmanuel said,” this would be in order to restore youth confidence in governance; and boast of a more blissful inter-generational society.”
He also urged EFCC to cultivate tactical policies and Youths Empowerment Programs which will go a long way in addressing some thorny issues.
Emmanuel said: “As the World celebrates IYD 2022, the coalition is happy to identify with Federal, States and Local Governments.
” And all stakeholders who spare no effort at forging inter-generational harmony in the best interest of a peaceful and youth friendly Society”.
The celebration of youths across the world was envisaged that to serve to advance advocacy for the World Programme of Action for Youths.
It is also to facilitate more youth development policies at every level of government across the world.