ADVERTISEMENT

FG to open “National Youth Dialogue” against corruption – Minister

Dalung said this in Abuja on Friday at a press conference held by the ministry to mark the “Africa Youth Day” celebrated yearly on Nov. 1.

___7882616___2018___1___23___17___Solomon-Dalung-

He said that the ministry would engage youths in both northern and southern parts of the country in the proposed dialogue.

He said that the dialogue became necessary since young people were important in the fight against corruption through the use of new mechanisms,

He listed the mechanisms to include whistle blowing, social media and investigative journalism.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The ministry would engage the youths to create and pilot innovative solutions to the fight against corruption using the African Union-European Union Youth Cooperation Lab.

“Furthermore, the Federal Government through the ministry has embarked on series of activities aimed at ensuring accelerated sustainable development especially for the Nigerian youths.

“Some of these include strengthening youth networks and platforms, reform of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, promoting cultural and youth exchange programmes and providing intervention for value reorientation and leadership training.

“We also plan to improve capacity building on sustainable livelihood skills in agriculture and vocational skills for young people in four centres across the Country.

“This will enable the government empower more unemployed youths and provide grants after training to support the establishment of their businesses,” Dalung said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Mr Adesola Olusade, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry said that youths constituted over 60 per cent of the Nigeria’s population.

He enjoined the youths to take positive actions against corruption, be good ambassadors of integrity and peace advocates.

He said that these qualities would help accelerate meaningful and sustainable development in Nigeria.

NAN reports that the Africa Youth Day is a day set aside annually to promote youths as key agents of social change, economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.

NAN also reports that this year’s celebration is themed “Raising Youth Voices against Corruption in Africa,” with the African Union Commission (AUC) calling on all young people to come together and fight corruption.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

After Pulse report, Lagos Govt starts paying basic school teachers full wage award

After Pulse report, Lagos Govt starts paying basic school teachers full wage award

Military says there's no fear of a coup against Tinubu

Military says there's no fear of a coup against Tinubu

APC accuses Fubara of delaying resolutions offered by Tinubu in Rivers crisis

APC accuses Fubara of delaying resolutions offered by Tinubu in Rivers crisis

We don't have answers to all problems but we'll do our best - Tinubu

We don't have answers to all problems but we'll do our best - Tinubu

Fire razes FCT minister's private residence

Fire razes FCT minister's private residence

Group holds solidarity rally and organises prayers for INEC chairman

Group holds solidarity rally and organises prayers for INEC chairman

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, ecstasy consignments en-route UK, Cyprus

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, ecstasy consignments en-route UK, Cyprus

Pentecostal pastor emerges as NNPP governorship candidate in Edo

Pentecostal pastor emerges as NNPP governorship candidate in Edo

Shelve planned protest for national security and peace – CSO tells NLC

Shelve planned protest for national security and peace – CSO tells NLC

Pulse Sports

Ancelotti plans for Kylian Mbappe revealed

Ancelotti plans for Kylian Mbappe revealed

No Osimhen? Give us Boniface — Chelsea desperate to tap into Super Eagles' striker pool

No Osimhen? Give us Boniface — Chelsea desperate to tap into Super Eagles' striker pool

Manchester United's Hojlund Beats Ex-Arsenal Star to Set New Premier League Record

Manchester United's Hojlund Beats Ex-Arsenal Star to Set New Premier League Record

‘He’s not like Barca players’ — Peseiro on Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen

‘He’s not like Barca players’ — Peseiro on Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT