The Federal Government on Thursday assured Nigerians of its detemination to end the current security challenges in the country.
Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku gave the assurance in a message to the opening of Northern Peace Summit in Kaduna.
He said that the federal government had taken measures to create employment opportunities to Nigerians aimed at addressing youth restiveness.
The summit was organised by an NGO, the Centre For Crises Prevention and Peace Advocacy.
Represented by Malam Ladan Salihu of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Kaduna, Maku appealed to the youths to remain peaceful so as to enable the government undertake programmes that would impcat positively on the lives of Nigerians.
The minister urged parents to shoulder the responsibility of instilling discipline, promoting good values of tolerance and mutual respect in their wards.
In his remarks, Alhaji Maitama Sule, the Dan Masanin Kano urged youths in the North to reflect on the history of the region and embrace peace to ensure development.
Sule said without peace the region would continue to wallow in poverty as no investor would invest in the region.
He appealed to all tiers of government to address the insecurity situation of the region through youth employment and education.
The summit with the theme 'Linking Development and Conflict Transformation in Northern Nigeria; The Role of the Youths in Peace Building' was meant to explore solutions to intra and inter state armed conflicts within the region.