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Wike urges organizations to engage youths to curb unemployment


The pioneer Head of Service of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Dr Udo Atang, has said that the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, is articulating empowerment programmes for the youths in FCT.

This development was shared when the FCT Indigenous Youth Organizations recently met with the FCT Minister, making it a significant opportunity for them to engage fully in the governance process.

During the meeting, the minister highlighted various strategies aimed at promoting the inclusion of young people in local governance.

Atang explained that Wike, on assumption into office as the minister of the FCT, had enlightened the staff of FCTA on President Bola Tinubu’s agenda on youth inclusion in governance.

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“The minister had repeatedly told contractors to employ youths in the communities where they are executing contracts, as part of strategies to address unemployment.

“He equally insisted that youths, from project’s benefitting communities should be contracted as some of the suppliers to the contractors to enable them put food on their tables,” he said.

He commended the youths for their support of the FCT Administration over the years and expressed delight in their productive initiatives. He added that President Bola Tinubu had actualised the 30% affirmative action on youth inclusion in governance under his “Renewed Hope” agenda.

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In response to the discusion, some of the youth leaders commended Tinubu and Wike for the laudable transformation in the FCT, after a few months in office.

One of the spokesmen of the coalition, Yunusa Ahmadu, pledged continued support of the youths to the FCT Administration.

Ahmadu said that the youth would provide support to address insecurity and sensitise communities on the programmes and activities of the Federal Government and the FCT Administration.

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He, however, appealed for the appointment of youths as aides to the FCT minister to further strengthen his youth inclusion initiatives.

The President-General, of the Abuja Residents Youth Association, Akoshile Mukhtar, equally pledged the loyalty of the youths to the course of the FCT Administration.

He further urged the FCT minister to continue to make youths a greater part of his administration in developing the FCT.