Nigeria is a country that is blessed with large number of youth who are considered to be the backbone of every society.
Unfortunately, Nigeria is confronted with a problem of youth unemployment which pushed some of our youth into so many illegal activities that pose threats to the peace and security of the country.
Some of the illegal activities engaged by youths due to unemployment include drug abuse, theft, armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent activities that are capable of disrupting peace and security in the society.
It is also imperative to state that unemployment also predisposes the emergence of poverty which has multiplying effects on the lives of the people and thus require some remedial measures so as to reduce the level of their effects particularly on security.
In line with the above, it has become necessary for me to draw the attention of the government on its responsibility to provide employment opportunities to these youth where necessary or empower them to have self employed jobs so that they can be on their own and if possible employ others to work with them under their various businesses.
I am finally appealing to the federal, state and local government in the country to do the needful in reducing the high rate of unemployment to mitigate the challenges posed by the youth unemployment.
Usman Suleiman Sarki writes from Jigawa, can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org