Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Vigilante Group to Employ One Million Youths

The Vigilante Group of Nigeria, (VGN) is to employ about one million youths under its Community Service Project Initiative.

The Commander General of the group, Alhaji Mohammed Usman Jahun, made this known at the National Executive Council meeting of the Organisation in Abuja.

Usman Jahun said the move was to further enhance security at the rural areas and complement the efforts of federal government at reducing unemployment in the country. He stated that the job opportunities would also boost the economy of the country.

The Commander General, who commended the National Economy Council for approving the formation of vigilante groups across the country, advocated monthly subventions for the organisation to enhance its performance.

While expressing concern over the loss of lives of some members of the group in the course of their duties, Alh Jahun stressed the need for federal government to compensate their families to further encourage others to work for the country.

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