– Nigerian president Buhari reiterated the commitment of his administration to recovering the public funds stolen by some corrupt office holders to revitalize the Nation’s economic meltdown.
– The collapse of industries and the pressure to grab public jobs have put the nation in a sorry economic state of unemployment.
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian President promises to recover illicit wealth stolen by some corrupt office holders to revitalize the Nation’s economic meltdown while addressing corp members at the swearing-in-ceremony of 2016 Batch ‘A’ members of the National Youth Service Corps on Friday at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ede, Osun.
The address was read on behalf of the President by the Permanent Secretary, Osun State Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Youth Engagement, Dr. Isaac Aluko.
Buhari denounced the state of unemployment among the Nigerian youths which is great but then declared that his administration would rebuild the economy and create jobs for the young people.
Buhari, though commended the efforts of NYSC in accommodating young graduates across the country despite the present security challenge the country is facing was quick to admit that there are inadequate facilities at various NYSC orientation camp in the country. But he pledged to invest in youth empowerment programmes.
He stated, “The collapse of industries and the pressure to grab public jobs have put the nation in a sorry economic state of unemployment.
“Thousands of graduates from the higher institutions of learning get frustrated daily as they search for non-existing jobs. That is why this administration is anxious to recover illicit wealth to channel them into enduring economic rehabilitation.
“Very soon, the gloomy situation will be reversed to put smiles on the faces of our young people. In the interim, I urge you to embrace the prevailing palliative strategies put in place by public and private institutions. The effort of the NYSC which can be seen in several steps initiated toward arresting this ugly development must be commended.”
The President counselled the youths to channel their energy towards schemes that are productive and abstain from depravities like kidnapping, robbery, fraudulent acts and so on.
The NYSC Coordinator in Osun State, Mrs. Regina Iluebbey, said the scheme registered 1,620 corps members for the batch.
Iluebbey stated that the NYSC would not concede in its commitment to national unity and youth development, while advising the youths to participate actively in all activities lined up for them during the orientation programme.
Nigerian President promises to recover illicit wealth.