The Federal Government has been advised to expedite action in reaching a compromise with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to resolve the lingering strike.
At a News Conference in Abuja, Chairman of an Advocacy group , Global Youth Skill Acquisition and Poverty Eradication Organization GYSAPE, Mr Ozegbe Emmanuel, said the call was necessary to ensure that youths do not engage in acts that could cause disunity in the country ahead of the 2023 general election.
Mr Emmanuel explained that it was pertinent that the demands of all agrieved groups be met to forestall possible future crisis that could affect the nation’s peace.
According to him, the continuous ASUU strike would expose youths to activities, capable of truncating the nation’s peace and security.
” The 2023 general election is around the corner, but it would amount to self deceit if nothing is done about insecurity, election is critical in determining who leads the country, as such we designed a programme, YOU ALERT and MANDATE, aimed at addressing the issues of insecurity and citizen”s participation in an election. we have also embarked on awareness campaigns to encourage youths not to be used as political thugs to cause disaffection”
” Peace and security is everyone’s concern, we must join hands together to fight insecurity, kidnapping, banditry and other crimes, Nigeria is our country, we must ensure its speedy Economic growth. So we urge everyone to register and get their PVC to vote a credible candidate that have the citizen’s interest at heart”
While stressing that their campaign strategy would be centered on citizens engagement through town hall meetings and social media awareness, Mr Emmanuel said they are determined to ensure that Nigerians are better enlightened to know how critical their actions can influence political and security outcomes.
A Youth Consultant, Mr Steven Okoh, called on the federal government to increase budgetary allocation for the Education Sector and make the welfare of teachers a priority.
Mr Okoh added that the challenges facing Nigeria is within urged citizens to always support initiatives aimed at repositioning the country for speedy economic growth.
BY JULIAN. OSAMOTO