The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), on Thursday, said it is working in partnership with youth leaders at the community level to ensure amicable resolution of communal conflicts across the country.
To this end, the Council had flagged off the National Community Youth Leaders Dialogue (NCYLD), a mechanism that adopts a peer-to-peer (PTP) strategy to stimulate the interest and arouse the national consciousness of the average Nigerian youth on the street to personalise the security and economic challenges of Nigeria.
Speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the council and other relevant bodies which include the National Council of Traditional Rulers, yesterday, in Abuja, the President of the NYCN, Murtala Mohammed, explained that the idea was to assist the young Nigerians to build self determination in finding lasting solution towards crisis currently ravaging the country.
He said the various crises in the country could be best resolved by bringing the youths to understand the necessity to maintain peace and refuse to be used by anybody tends to manipulate them for selfish interest.
Mohammed maintained that the council would leverage on its strength and scope to canvass for support, and ensure the proper structure of institutionalizing the true community leaders, “then, it will be easy to resolve problem in the community.”
In his remarks, the National Project Coordinator, Prince Gomene Namene, expressed confidence that if the genuine people were engaged, crisis in various geopolitical zones could be resolved, adding “the people are now more progressive than before.
“The Nigerian youth had resolved more than ever now to take the bull by the horn. The nation is about to experience a rebirth of true nationalism, peace, unity, progress and economic prosperity.”