NYCN demands passage of youth bill to law



National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has said the major challenges confronting the council is the absence of an Act of Parliament by the National Assembly to authenticate their status as the apex youth body in the country.
NYCN factional President, Comrade Abdul Rahman Agboola, who said this had hindered them from achieving their objectives, stressed that the House of Representatives initiated a bill since last year, lamenting that there had been delay in its passage into law.
According to the statement, passing the bill on the NYCN will bring optimum productivity to the council, while he called on the Supervising Minister of Youth Development, Bolaji Abdullahi to address the crises in the council.
The statement said: “We appeal to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Aminu Tambuwal, to assist the Council towards the passage of the Bill on National Youth Council of Nigeria into Law for optimum productivity of the Council.
“It is sacrosanct to urge the Supervising Minister, Federal Ministry of Youth to direct the Ministry to brace up and address issues relating to the welfare and general welfare of Nigeria Youths as provided by the National Youth Policy(2007) and desist from using the crises in NYCN as cover up for their negligence of the overall interest of youths.
“We urge President Good Luck Jonathan to urgently proffer solutions to the high rate of Youth unemployment and violence in Nigeria.”
Agboola further said in the statement that the NYCN under his leadership had designed a blueprint on moral behaviours amongst youths tagged “Youth 2 Youth Initiative on Moral Behaviours,” adding that the initiative would address the preponderance of illicit activities amongst youths.
“It is rather unfortunate to note that the implementation of the National Youth Policy has been confronted with serious violations by some sinister forces in the National Youth Council of Nigeria who have continued to lay claim to the leadership of the Council against the enabling regulations guiding the activities of the Council leading to the continual debacle on the post of NYCN President.”

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