Resilience Programme Coordinator, Actionaid, Mr. Anicetus Atakpu has described the youth as indispensable pillars within the enterprise of politics and governance including that the agitation for eradicating violent extremism amongst them may solely be sensible when they’re carried alongside.
Chatting with newsmen at a sooner or later coverage dialogue in Kano Monday organized by Actionaid along with Disputes Resolutions and Growth initiative previously knowns Democratic Motion Group (DAG) funded by World Group Engagement Resilience Fund (GCERF) Atakpu said that adopting divide and rule techniques to engender animosity within the minds of youth isn’t the very best.
In line with him, there was the compelling want for presidency in any respect ranges to organize the a lot wanted floor for the youth to have a way of belonging within the enterprise of politics and governance as a means of protecting them away from violent extremism which had inflicted an incalculable harm on societal values along with turning into a monster posing a severe menace to everybody.
He mentioned, “our main goal on convening this coverage dialogue is to enlighten the youths to see their function as indispensable pillars within the enterprise of politics, governance and management…. We’re very a lot involved about their future being the leaders of tomorrow, they shouldn’t be saved on the decrease rung of the ladder below no matter guise.
“They had been used as brokers of disharmony by those that typically throw warning to the wind in reaching their egocentric need, they haven’t been successfully used for constructive means. They had been simply been recognised in the case of the difficulty of violent extremism. We are creating a coherent coverage briefs for implementation by coverage makers.
“Our primary goal is to eradicate all elements that result in extremism amongst youths. The function of state actors and non state actors can’t be overemphasised and that’s the reason we convened this coverage dialogue on youth growth and prevention of violent extremism.”
Talking in the identical vein, the Government Director, Disputes Decision and Growth Initiative, Dr. Mustapha Muhammad Yahaya, mentioned the principle function of convening the coverage dialogue was to emphasize the necessity for a meticulous evaluation of the motive behind the institution of youths directorate in Kano state because it impacts creating their potentials for better consequence.
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