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Politicians must equip young Nigerians with skills to be competitive – Buhari

The vigorous nature of the EndSARS protest indicated the frustration of the youths.



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President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked politicians to go beyond lip service and take necessary actions and pragmatic steps towards equipping the young Nigerians with skills that would make them competitive.

This statement was made by Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, who represented the President at the Lagos State Government hosted dialogue at the Banquet Hall in the State House, Alausa.

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The event was at the instance of all the six Governors of the Southwest states, and the traditional rulers in the zone.

Also, all serving members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) from the region and Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, attended the event.

Prof. Gambari said the vigorous nature of the EndSARS protest indicated the frustration of the youths, who he said had been ignored for a long time in governance.

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He said the political class must go beyond lip service and equip the young people with skills that would make them competitive in the market.

However, the Chief of Staff to the President, Gambari reiterated the President’s commitment to addressing the root cause of the protest, pointing out that the reforms which the youths clamoured for would be done and cases of abuses would be pursued to a logical conclusion.

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He said, “Our Government’s efforts are emerging from multiple levels. The Vice President and Governors are designing an engagement framework through the National Economic Council that will be rolled out across the States of the Federation. Chief among them is police reform across all its dimensions, and Community policing as an additional layer that can resolve some of our security issues.”

Omokolade Ajayi is a graduate of Economics, and a certificate holder of the CFA Institute’s Investment Foundation Program. He is a business analyst, and equity market researcher, with wealth of experience as a retail investor. He is a business owner and a stern advocate of Financial literacy, who believes in the huge economic prospect of the Nigerian Payment channels and Fintech space.

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    November 9, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    The President should endeavour to go extra mile in making all politicians and political office holders do their utmost best in seeing to the equipping Nigerian Youths productively so they will be better Youths in the comity of Nations Youths. All their agitations are adequately addressed and carried out to the letter, Sir, President there should be no go-slow this time around.
    God bless you abundantly and immensely. Next Level President, we are ready more than before.

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