The Student Christian Movement (SCM), a Non-Denominational Christian body, hs made an appeal to the Federal and State Governments to develop strategies that will increase employment opportunities for youth in the country.
The National President of SCM in Nigeria, Mrs Ebere Ubesie, made the call during the 19th Biennial Conference held in Port Harcourt.
Treasurer of the world Students Christian Federation (WSCF), Ubesie, said one of the challenges facing Nigeria’s economy is youth unemployment.
“We are using this medium to raise our voices with concern over what is happening in our constituency which is our youths. The fact is that a nation cannot grow without responsible youths.
“This is why we are appealing to government at all levels to prepare sound policies to end violence, killings, abduction of students in their schools, unemployment among others.
“We are calling on government to build industries and also create enabling environment for foreign investors to invest in our country so that our youths can be employed,” she said.
Ubesie said that the SCM has provided youth outreach in Nigeria to prepare students for societal transformation.
She also advised the youths to stay away from any form of violence.
Also speaking, Mr Samuel Ogan, the former President of the group said that SCM has played an active role in the campaign against cultism and other social vices in the society.
Similarly, Mr Wisdom Owen, the Newly Elected President of the Group in Rivers Sector assured that the SCM in Rivers will continue to produce responsible youths that will contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.