- Advises youths to have a paradigm shift from vandalism and other social vices
- Commends security outfits for its professionalism
- Begs government at all levels to take youth empowerment as paramount venture
The Vision One Leadership Initiative, VOLDI in collaboration with the Niger Delta Potential Leaders Forum NDPLF, on Thursday, held its Post COVID-19 Youth and Stakeholders Summit.
The summit themed Curbing the Vandalization of Power, Oil and Gas and other Critical Infrastructure in Nigeria, was held at the Nigerian Army Resource Center, Abuja, saw in attendance representatives from both the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and The Nigerian Navy and other participants.
Speaking at the event, the Convener and leader of the Socio-economic and non-governmental organization, Comrade Emmanuel Johnny, who described the youths as pillars of economic growth in Nigeria, urged them to refuse the urge of vandalizing critical infrastructure as an avenue to achieve their wants, he encouraged them to rather insists on a dialogue with the government, as he believes that more can be achieved through a very peaceful dialogue.
Johnny insisting that the peace and unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable, commended the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for working with the youths to bring significant progress and ensuring neutrality and professionalism in all its dealings.
He however enjoined the Nigerian government at both the top and grassroot level to assist and take in recognition that the welfare of the youths is also non-negotiable, as the growth of a nation is largely dependent on them, and how happy they are today will be a determining factor to the growth and development of the country.