The Progressive League of Youth Voters for Tinubu and Shettima has called on President Bola Tinubu to urgently take steps to reduce the rising cost of living in Nigeria.
Its National Coordinator, Abdul Shuaibu while addressing a press conference during the investiture of its national patron, Engr. Ayoola Oyejide said the President should urgently tackle high unemployment and ensure the appointment of young Nigerians into his cabinet.
He noted that going by the series of unprecedented policies and appointments made in barely one month in office, Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima are square pegs in square holes.
Shuaibu said: “At least, half of Nigerians are under or unemployed, a figure that rises to two-thirds for young people who make up the majority of the population. The president is expected to tackle this problem and reduce it to the barest minimum.”
“Rise in the cost of living is unprecedented and unbearable. The president is expected to revamp our ailing and critically dysfunctional economy.”
Shuaibu also decried the prevailing state of national security in Nigeria, describing it as worrisome.
The coordinator pointed out that the receding Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast is being substituted by banditry and terrorism in the North-west.
He added that the North-Central is facing the deadly farmer-herder crisis; while the south-east is enmeshed in separatist violence and the associated criminal opportunism.
Shuaibu added that there is an upswing in gang and ritual activities in the South-west while the South-South is afflicted with militancy, piracy and oil theft, saying the president should get a grip on these serious security threats.
According to him, Corruption among public functionaries in Nigeria is endemic. Though the president is strongly opposed to it, we expect him to confront the menace head-on, setting an example of transparency and zero tolerance of self-regard.
He said Nigeria is blessed with a lot of talented and intelligent youths but are barely given the chance or opportunity to exercise these gifts.
“Thank God President Tinubu has a very good record of grooming and including youths in governance. Therefore, we expect him to continue in that line, most especially, in his subsequent appointment of ministers, heads of departments, agencies, and board members of federal institutions,” he added.
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