The National President, Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Pastor Sampson Igwe, has appealed to the Federal and State Governments to prioritise the development of youths in the country.
Igwe, who made the call at the news conference in Abuja on Saturday, said the development and creation of employment for the youths would help reduce the level of insecurity in the country.
According to him, a society without active youths participation will go into extinction.
“Most of this insecurity, we are experiencing today is because of unemployment.
“Many people and organisations, including the church, see the youths as threat.
“Many of our young people, who came out from the University today have no work to do.
“And the wisdom they should have put into work, will be channeled into planning evil, crime like how to rob a bank and kidnapping of people,’’ Igwe said.
He also called on other leaders at all levels to give the youths a chance and provide them with opportunities for their development.
“They are great assets that should be wisely harnessed and developed as leaders of tomorrow.
“We should understand them and be ready to empower them physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually,’’ he said
Edited by Felix Ajide