1 January 2013

Nigeria: Youth Groups Task FG On Job Creation

Osogbo — The Coalition of Nigerian Youth Organizations has tasked the federal government and the National Assembly to address problem of unemployment and provide job for the youths so as to curtail the security challenge face the nation.

Addressing a press conference, the coalition which is comprised of various youth organizations cutting across all ethnic groups in the country said government's recent cancellation of the recruitment into Nigeria Immigration Services was sadden and painful.

The group's press address was signed by comrade Etuk Bassey Williams, ex- President of National Association of Nigeria Student, Wole Badmus, President of Yoruba Youth Frontiers, Honourable Uche Casmier, President of Ohaeneze Ndigbo Youth, Mr Splendour Agbonkpolor, President of Niger Delta Youth Alliance and Mallam Musa Abubakar Yusuf, President of Arewa Youth Forum.

The noted that the cancellation was unwarranted considering the high rate of unemployment in the country and therefore appealed to FG and the National Assembly not to block chances of Nigerian youths who wish to work with NIS.

"We appeal to the federal government to reverse its decision on the cancellation of the recruitment into NIS and to also expedite action on the recruitment exercise so as to curb employment rate and also meet the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan", the statement said.

The groups commended the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service, Mrs. Rose Uzoma for carrying out the recruitment and in accordance with the federal character principle.

"We believe in the competence and managerial capacity of Mrs. Rose Uzoma because her track record in office is a testimony of true leadership at work which is in line with President Jonathan's aspiration for public office holders".

"The plot to rubbish Mrs. Rose Uzoma was orchestrated by some politicians who are mischief makers..."

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