A Non Governmental Organisation , Ogun Youths Advocate, on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to tackle unemployment as Nigeria celebrated Its 59th Independence.
The group led its Chairman, Mr Alamu Oluseyi, spoke to newsmen after a courtesy visit to the Stella Obasanjo Children’s Home in Abeokuta where food items were distributed to the Home.
Oluseyi who noted that the government was doing her best in the area of employment, emphasised that crimes would be reduced in the country if the youths were gainfully employed .
The chairman explained that politicians should stop seeing the youths as instruments during elections, adding that youths should always had a say in government .
He noted that the group was committed to fighting for the interest of youths , especially in the area of employment.
He urged Nigerian leaders to serve as inspiration and role models for youths in the country and not to see them as touts to fight for political interest.
“We are advocating for employment for the youths but we are here today to visit the motherless babies so that they can know their importance in the society.
“We are also celebrating the independence day with them.
“In Ogun Youths Advocate, we are trying our best to make sure all the youths in Ogun state enjoy the dividends of democracy,” he said.
The group donated money and food items to the Home.