The Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Authorized Issues, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has mentioned the nation can solely overcome its rising insecurity stage by a well-designed coaching and empowerment coverage for jobless youths.
Bamidele, a consultant of Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the senate mentioned the incessant circumstances of banditry, theft, kidnapping and killings being perpetrated by the youth could be halted if leaders may place a precedence on the empowerment of youths by vocational and entrepreneurial coaching.
The APC chieftain spoke in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, whereas rounding off a three-day vocational and entrepreneurial coaching for 1,000 unemployed youths in his senatorial district.
Bamidele defined that the programme completed in partnership with Small and Medium Enterprises Improvement Company of Nigeria(SMEDAN), would open the vista of alternatives for his constituents within the entrepreneurial world to fight crime and the rising poverty.
The federal lawmaker mentioned the coaching, which centres round enterprise, tailoring and baking, would imbue the contributors with the precise expertise, enterprise acumen and ingenuity to thrive within the administration of small scale companies.
Addressing the contributors, Bamidele, represented by his Senior Legislative Aide, Mr. Bunmi Oguntuase, mentioned “80 p.c of the crimes taking place in Nigeria was because of joblessness amongst youths, demanding that the federal government should place precedence in resolving this.
“The federal authorities is grappling with the problems of banditry within the Northwest, Boko Haram insurgency within the North East and kidnapping within the southwest. All these are creating restiveness and destabilising the financial system as a result of no investor will come to any surroundings that appears insecure.
“However with huge youth coaching and empowerment, a few of these crises will mechanically be resolved with out resorting to spending billions on amnesty programmes and different decision mechanisms”.
Bemoaning the excessive stage of joblessness within the state, Bamidele mentioned: “I’ve designed 5 empowerment programmes for my constituents as a result of it is likely one of the key tasks I’ve for them. In Ekiti, there are not any viable factories and corporations, what we’re recognized for is Okada using and we now have to alter the narratives.
“This capability constructing will take about 70 p.c off the streets of Ekiti as a result of the APC led authorities of Ekiti shouldn’t be additionally toying with its youth coverage”.
The Chairman of the Ekiti West Native Authorities, Hon Kareem Agunbiade, charged the contributors to be circumspect of the evidence-based proven fact that white-collar jobs are now not trendy and simple to hunt within the nation.
The LG boss mentioned with the horrifying and disturbing peak of unemployment within the nation, the concept of exposing individuals to enterprise alternatives has develop into expedient and stands out as the easiest way to rescue them out of the present vicious poverty stage.
In his lecture entitled:’ Be Your Personal Boss’, a useful resource particular person, Mr. Julius Akaigbe, mentioned enterprise stays the perfect technique for individuals to rule the world, not solely by amassing wealth or attain monetary self-sustainability however to achieve fame and world reckoning.