The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, has attributed the anti-social behaviours among many Nigerian youths to the negligence and failure of past administrations to evolve effective youth policy geared towards empowerment, progressive mentoring and encouragement.
According to him, the development is leading many otherwise promising youths to a state of despair, often making many to commit various kinds of atrocities.
“Nigeria as a nation today is boiling. Those in the streets singing discordant tunes are largely those who felt that their generation has been short-changed and as they stare, they see their future pack up and they feel they have no hope,” Dalung said while receiving a six-man delegation of concerned Nigerians, under the umbrella of the United Nigerian Initiating for Peace (UNIPEACE) to his office yesterday.
The minister, however, said a united Nigeria offers the greatest prospect for the wellbeing of the country and its people, saying anybody that is well travelled would appreciate that every part of the country today is grappling with many challenges.
He appealed for patience to enable the government develop the country to a level that would be the pride of all.
He promised to carry the message of the group to the appropriate quarters and urged them not to relent in their efforts at finding solutions to the problem at hand, assuring that posterity would score them high.