Attitude reorientation, expressly directed at the youths, may just be panacea to addressing the myriad of challenges currently plaguing the Nigerian society; Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu has said.
Following his meeting with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), The Integral Motivational Services, in the Ministry’s headquarters in Asaba, Mr. Aniagwu expressed concerns over the rising insecurity challenges and crime rates across the country; mostly perpetuated by the youths.
‘More than 90 percent of the crimes that we see in our society are usually carried out by the youths…. For some time now, we hear some persons talking about education being a scam. You may not blame them that much; they progress along that line because they have seen those who went to school having to suffer.
‘Insecurity has become the bane of development in our society, not only Delta but across the length and breathe of our country. No insecure environment, by any stretch of imagination, can promote growth….
‘Once upon a time in a place like Warri, which is our commercial nerve center, we had a lot of oil companies but today they are no more. What does it translate to? Fewer jobs for the youths and fewer revenue for the state because the tax that they would have paid to us is not coming to us; this tells you what insecurity does.
‘Unfortunately, not too many persons are appreciating that insecurity has some vicious effects on even those who are involved in it. When there is insecurity investors will not come and when investors do not come, there will be no jobs and the hunger will continue’ said the State’s Spokesman.
The Information Commissioner commended the group for tasking themselves with such issues and collaborating with the state government to build a more functional society.
Earlier the Project Coordinator of ‘’The Integral Motivational Services’’ Mr. Ebenezer Ohamua, sought the partnership of the Ministry of Information in realizing their vision and mission.
Mr. Ohamua, among other things, informed the Information Commissioner of their planned symposium to inspire the youths scheduled to hold next month with an estimated physical audience of 5,000 and online viewers of 10million to be reached.