Able-bodied and physically challenged youths in Jos North local government area of Plateau state have called on government at all levels to create enabling environment for investment in order to curb the crippling unemployment level in the country.
The youths from Tudun Wada and Rikkos communities reiterated that the endemic violence in Jos, the capital city could be traced to illiteracy and unemployment, hence the urgent need for governments to address unemployment and empower the teeming youths in the state.
They stated this yesterday during a two-day capacity building training for youth associations in Jos North local government area, organized by the Centre for the Advocacy of Justice and Rights, CAJR in partnership with Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, NSRP.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Project Manager of CAJR, Mr. Amos Kwatwa explained the aim of the training was to “foster unity among the diverse groups in the area and also enhance the capacity of youth associations to constructively engage government at all levels on employment and empowerment processes.”
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Plateau State Ministry of Women Affairs, Dr. Sumaye Hamza, represented by Mrs. Charity Dimlong, who gave the keynote address commended the organization for partnering with the state government in ending violence in the state.