Min­is­ter harps on youth em­pow­er­ment

Daily Trust - - LABOUR - By Mustapha Suleiman

The Min­is­ter of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, has said proper co­or­di­na­tion of youth de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties is im­por­tant to­wards en­sur­ing rapid job cre­ation.

He also said the min­istry has de­vel­oped a strat­egy to har­monise youth de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties in other min­istries and agen­cies.

Mr. Dalung stated th­ese dur­ing a din­ner and peace awards to com­mem­o­rate the 18th an­niver­sary of the Peace Corps of Nige­ria in Abuja.

He said the Peace Corps of Nige­ria had re­mained rel­e­vant on youth em­pow­er­ment es­pe­cially at the grass­roots and de­served en­cour­age­ment from all Nige­ri­ans.

The Na­tional Com­man­dant of the corps, Dick­son Akoh, said the or­gan­i­sa­tion had op­er­ated on vol­un­teerism and urged the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to use the plat­form for mean­ing­ful youth en­gage­ment and em­pow­er­ment.

Thirty two Nige­ri­ans re­ceived peace awards of dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories for their con­tri­bu­tions on peace ad­vo­cacy and con­flict res­o­lu­tion in the coun­try.

The Peace Corps of Nige­ria has over 100,000 mem­bers in the 36 states and the FCT.

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