by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Lack of employments and redundancy has been described as the gateway to youth operas. With this backdrop, governments and individuals have to embark on a massive youth engagement into meaningful ventures that will make them useful to themselves and the entire community.
It is unfortunate and painful that parents have fulfilled their own obligations by sending their children to school. But after graduation, they come back home without doing nothing.
Former Member House of Representatives, representing Lafia, Obi Federal Constituency, Mohammed Dan Bala Al-Makura, disclosed this to newsmen in an interview in his GRA residence in Lafia, Nasarawa State, recently.
He called on the private sector to participate fully in assisting governments through establishing some workable companies that will give employment to these teaming youths not only in Nasarawa but in the country at large.
He urged that, “Government and private sectors must have synergy between them in providing jobs to our people. It’s not everybody that designed to be a government worker.”
The former member urged governments at all levels to use their wisdom in preferring solution to the current unemployment saga, and prayed that authority will open more vocational centers to train the jobless ones to learn varieties of hand works so as to reduce the burden on government.
He appealed to the State Government to make more recruitment of youths into the State Youth Scheme Empowerment, known as ‘NAYES,’ and other areas of engagements to help in no gauge, adding that, that is the only option to addressing youth problem as well as turning down unwanted activities among them.”
While commended the governor for taking proactive measures in curtailing activities of insecurity across nooks and crannies of the state, Mohammed Al-Makura added that, the governor was up-and-down to ensure the state is safe from all forms of criminal activities.
Hon. Al-Makura also stated that, “As we all know, we have a border with Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, Taraba, Plateau and Benue States. He has done enough to avert the situation in Nasarawa State.
“As you can recall the skirmishes in Toto Local Government Area, Sule left his office to Abuja and met with President Muhammadu Buhari to seek for security assistance; and immediately his request was granted and apparatus were stationed in spot areas, and now there is relatively peace,” he said.
According to him, “Nasarawa State is the most peaceful state in the entire north central states. We don’t have communal crisis; we are all brothers and sisters as one family. These were achieved by Sule’s frantic feat. God will continue to bless him in this aspect of security. I give him 95 percent when it comes for security issues in the state; he has done a lot.”
He also commended the governor in the area of economy revitalization through Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, for the state within the shortest period in office. “We give him kudos or, I salute him for all the projects execution in the state; this has shown clearly that he is a leader.
Mohammed Al-Makura also observed that, “Governor Sule has done more in the area of infrastructure and what is left now is ‘stomach infrastructure’ for the less-privileged ones in the society. By doing so, it will go a long way in addressing economic challenges.”
Speaking on education, health, and water supply, among others, Al-Makura said, “Governor Sule has been to the 13 local government areas recently, and saw things for himself. He knows what he did and what needed to be done in the next 2 years.
“The governor has Commissioners and Advisers all over the state. They are supposed to inform him on what to do and how to do it for their people.”
He acknowledged the fact that the state is one of the least states in receiving federal allocation; “, saying, “Yet, the governor is putting in his best in transforming virtually every sector in the state.”