In line with this year’s celebration of International Youth Day, which focuses on the leading role of young people, ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on the Federal Government to fulfil its campaign promise on job creation and youth employment in the country.
This was contained in a statement signed by the NLC General Secretary, Comrade Peter Ozo-Eson in commemoration of the 2016 International Youth Day and made available to Nigerian Pilot Newspaper.
“We wish to use this golden opportunity to call on government to make good its promise of job creation and youth employment” he said
While felicitating with young workers in Nigeria and indeed the whole world on the commemoration of the 2016 International Youth Day, observed on August 12, he noted that the day was set aside by the United Nations, UN, to recognise world’s youth effort in enhancing global society as well as promote ways to engage youths in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.
“The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, felicitates with young workers in Nigeria and indeed the whole world on this occasion of the commemoration of 2016 International Youth Day. August 12, is specially set aside by each year by the United Nations, UN, to recognise efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage youths in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities
“The congress is committed to the issues of youth empowerment because only then can we guarantee the future of our nation and the sustainability of the labour movement.
“This is also in line with the United Nations 2016 theme which is ‘The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production’.
“It is in realisation of the role of the youths in the trade unions and indeed the society at large that the congress has adopted a Youth Policy as part of the activities to mark this year’s International Youth Day,’’ he said.
Mr. Ozo-Eson said a youth conference would be celebrated on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 in Abuja with the theme: “Promoting Youth Participation in the Trade Unions’’.
He said as the youths celebrate the International Day, it was important for the country to support them in decision making.
Mr. Ozo-Eson said that this was the only way that democracy would be strengthened and would also enhance participatory development for the progress of all.
“Once more happy International Youth Day celebration to all the young workers and people and do remember we are with you in your struggles,’’ he further added.


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