Stakeholders: Why many youths are committing suicide

Poor condition of Nigerian youths dominated discourse as stakeholders met during the launching of ‘My Safe Space Project’, aimed at giving a voice to the youths.

At the event organized by Yes We Can Youth Leadership Initiative, different speakers said the youths had remained the most neglected segment of the society.

Coordinator of the project, Okolie Amanda, in her address, said unemplyment was having spiral effect on the youths, adding that it had increased the level of drug abuse, suicide and other social anomalies.

Also in his remarks, the Enugu State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uchenna Eze said the government was committed to the overall development of the youths.

Eze, represented by Sir. Lazarus Ude, a Director in the ministry, said conscious efforts must be made by government at all levels to better the lots of the youths.

Meanwhile, Okolie has also explained that “My Safe Space’ is a project by ‘Yes We Can Youth Leadership Initiative’ (also referred to as YWC) supported by Voice. It aims at establishing a platform where young people can come together to express their feelings about issues affecting them, share ideas on how they handle these issues individually and possibly articulate solutions to these issues.

In a remark, the Enugu State House of Assembly Committee Chairman on sports and youth development, Hon. Chinedu Otaka, assured that the House would always continue to give legal backing to any bill aimed at bettering the lots of the youths. Dailypost
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