The National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations(NACOMYO) Lagos State Chapter, has called on government at the federal, states and local levels as well as private sector to engage Nigerian youths to stem the spate of insecurity in the country.
The group, who stated this in a communiqué issued at the end of its quarterly general meeting, Muslim Youth Assembly, in Lagos added that, it was observed that unemployment, which is prevalent among the nation’s youths, is one of the things fuelling insecurity in the country.
The communiqué signed by the state coordinator, Engr. Isiaka Salami and State Secretary General, Abd’Wahab Abd’Kareem, which was made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, said: “As such, the council calls on governments, at all levels, and well-meaning individuals to get the youths engaged with gainful employment. The council also calls on youth to ‘think outside the box’ on how to be gainfully employed so as not to be willing tools or agents of destabilisation.”
The leadership of the Muslim youths in the state, the group said was unequivocal against the call for secession or regionalism, adding that, the council opined that justice and fairness are the harbinger of peace and security in any society.
“The absence of these essentials in any country is a recipe for insecurity, strife, and bedlam. The council calls on youth to eschew ethnicism, tribalism, and other divisive elements that are capable of worsening the security situation in the country,” it pointed out.
While advocating the practice of inclusiveness at all levels of the country’s polity, NACOMYO stressed that, the council observed that when a group of people feel marginalised in any political arrangement, without hope of redemption, they tend to resort to acts of subterfuge.