A formidable youth front, the Nigeria Youth Organization (NYO) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify security measures to eradicate banditry, ethno-religious violence and insurgency.
This was contained in a statement by its national secretary-general, Comrade Duke Alamboye-Kitchener, and made available to LEADERSHIP Weekend, as part of the group’s line up of activities to mark the 2020 World Youth Day with the theme “Youth engagement for global action.”
Giving the groups views on the 2020 world youth day, it harped on enhancing global peace and security, ending racism and xenophobic violence, and promoting tolerance amongst world inhabitants.
The statement also enjoined administrators and policy makers to imbibe the culture of environmental-friendly technologies to save the planet from grave devastations.
“In this regard, we use this medium to call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to mitigate activities of multinational oil corporations in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria to imbibe the culture of environmentally-friendly exploration of the nation’s oil resources, to avoid ecological disaster and protect the health of the people,” it said.
It also harped on the need for strengthening democratic institutions, urging the Nigerian government to legislate and enact political environment for a percentage quota of the youths to be given appointments and involvement in active electoral processes, just like the gender equality for women participation in politics.
The statement called for the full enforcement of the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill, yet to be implemented in earnest in Nigeria.
“In the light of this year’s celebration, Nigeria Youth Organisation (NYO) supports the aim of the International Youth Day 2020, anchored on the need to advocate for youth engagement in political leadership for the purpose of strengthening their capacity and relevance, to achieve global action by making global institutions to become more inclusive.
“We in the Nigeria Youth Organization shall therefore, continue to support the Global Goals to end poverty in all its forms everywhere; end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture; ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, at all ages; and ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all,” it added.