Jour­nal­ists de­mand youth c’ttee at con­fab

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­bas Ji­moh

The Young Jour­nal­ists Fo­rum (YJF) has urged the lead­er­ship of the on­go­ing Na­tional Con­fer­ence to con­sti­tute a Youth De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee to tackle the myr­i­ads of prob­lems con­fronting youth in the coun­try.

This is con­tained in a com­mu­niqué it is­sued at the end of one-day train­ing on ‘Youth Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act’ in Abuja, jointly signed by Com­rade Chuk­wuma Nzeh and Ene Okon, Co­or­di­na­tor and sec­re­tary re­spec­tively.

“It is very per­ti­nent at this point of our Na­tional pro­gres­sion for us as a youth group to draw the at­ten­tion of the lead­er­ship and del­e­gates of the on­go­ing Con­fab to a very salient omis­sion, that of not con­sti­tut­ing a Youth De­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee, which should in­ter alia, make projections that will en­sure that if pos­si­ble none of our fu­ture lead­ers, would be made vul­ner­a­ble for the kind de­cep­tions that have brought sor­rows to sev­eral fam­i­lies, com­mu­ni­ties and the Nige­rian state,” it said.

“The com­mit­tee would en­sure that in the near fu­ture the Nige­rian Youth will be mean­ing­fully en­gaged no mat­ter their back­ground, ei­ther aca­dem­i­cally, vo­ca­tion­ally or other­wise,” it said.

The fo­rum urged the Con­fab to end youth restive­ness in the so­ci­ety.

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