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Abandonment of youths, ticking time bomb – Arewa Forum


Nothern governors abandonement of Youths, Arewa Consultative Forum

Arewa Consultative Forum has stated that the northern governors’ abandonment of youths in the region over time is a bomb waiting to explode.

It said the abandonment has led to a high level of insecurity, particularly in the north.

The forum also insisted on dialogue with other regional groups, such as the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural and political organization, Afenifere, its counterpart in the South East, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and the pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, to enthrone peace in the north and Nigeria in general, Vanguard reports.

Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the group, Ambassador Shehu Malami, noted that the insecurity caused by this abandonment of the youth culminated in the banditry, kidnapping, herders/farmers clashes that had also spread to other parts of the country.

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According to him, the failure of governors in the north to address the negative socio-economic situation youths from the region were going through, which had pushed most of them into criminality, has set the north backward by many years.