Kalu counsels youths against social vices

    Dr. Orji Kalu
    Eminent businessman and
    former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, has called on government at all
    levels to integrate the youth in their policies and programmes, noting that
    young people are not only future leaders but also valuable assets that cannot be
    ignored in building a prosperous nation.

    Kalu acknowledged the
    pivotal role played by the youth in promoting sustainable development, adding
    that integrating the youth socially, economically and politically will go a
    long way in curbing social vices in the society.
    In a statement signed by
    his Special Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi, Kalu said,”as we celebrate the 2016
    International Youth Day, it is important for government to appraise its youth
    initiatives with the aim of strengthening the engagement and participation of
    youth in the Nigeria project.
    Considering the large
    percentage of the world population that is dominated by the youth, it is
    clearly obvious that the young generation cannot be undermined in global
    development.
    As government cannot do
    it alone, the private sector including civil society organizations, the media
    and development partners have dominant roles to play in sensitizing the young
    generation to the positive ways of life.


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    Kalu used the
    opportunity to urge parents and guardians to live by example, adding that the
    family remains a foundation unit for instilling good human virtues and moral
    values in a child, pointing out that most of the youth that engage in thuggery,
    violence, robbery, kidnapping and other immoral acts are products of poor home
    training.
    The frontline politician
    also advised the President Buhari-led federal government to appoint youths into key
    government positions,noting that the gesture will give the young generation a
    sense of belonging in the Nigeria project.
    The former governor,
    while congratulating the youth globally, urged them to demonstrate high moral
    standards in their daily endeavours, stressing that the future is bright if
    only the youth could remain focused, committed, patriotic and diligent.

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