Members of Youth in Community, Abeokuta North Zonal Community Development Committee was on Thursday organized skill acquisition training for over 4,000 youths in Abeokuta North local government.
The President of the Youth in Community, Usman Ganiyu Olamilekan said the aim of the workshop was to prepare the youths for future challenges and be self -reliant.
Also speaking, a former House of Representatives aspirant in Ogun State, Mr. Bolaji Oloyede has identified laziness and idleness as factors contributed to high rate of social vices among Nigerian youths.
Oloyede maintained that, youths should be actively involved in policy making at the local government administration.
He noted that, the youths should avail themselves of skill acquisition training as government cannot create enough jobs for everybody, stressing that they need to equip themselves with entrepreneurship skill to curb criminality in the society.
He lamented that, the rising unemployment rate is responsible for the crimes being perpetrated by the youths.
“The youths should be involve in the policy making of the local government administration because they constitute about 65% of the population.
“But because of the unemployment rate in the country, majority of them are lazy and idled and as a result, they engaged in fraudulent activities to make ends meet.
“The situation is so unfortunate, that is why I want to enjoin them to make meaningful impact in the society by engaging in entrepreneurship skill to curb criminality in our society because government cannot provide white collar job for everybody”.