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FG instructs young Nigerians on creativity

By Deji Abdulwahab

The federal government has urged young Nigerians to be creative and take advantage of government empowerment programs rather than leaving for greener pastures.

Ms Memunat Idu-Lah, director of international cultural relations, Ministry of Information and Culture, gave the advice when she spoke with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday.

“Our young people should look within and be creative, everyone has some creativity emerging, everyone has something to do in this world.

“I think we should discourage young people from going out, if they need support, some government agencies are responsible for providing a lot of empowerment programs.

“These agencies that can help young people learn something and be productive rather than trying to miss out,” she said.

Idu-Lah added, “We shouldn’t think about going out, we should try to look inside and believe in government agendas.

“The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN) is there and as many programs as the government has put in place to help young people encourage them.

The director, who described human trafficking as illegal and modern slavery, urged young people to stay in the country to support the revival of the country’s economy.

“The people who come to take them will not tell them the truth, it is only when the children have left the village that they are alone with their traffickers, then sometimes it is too late they cannot return. .

“So they have to know that all is not money, children can stay in Nigeria and even help Nigeria’s economy.

“Because when they use their hands to do something creative, they can add to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the nation, instead of even losing our good hands in the name of trafficking and they die in the process,” she declared.

Idu-Lah added, “Both ways we are trying to help the economy and we are also trying to save lives that are going to be lost.

“We hear cases of organ trafficking, organ sales, they kill people in the process and sell their organs, all kinds of things are going on.

“We will use this year’s commemoration of global slavery and its Abolition Day to raise awareness of the effects of these vices.

NAN reports that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared every August 23 the World Day for Slavery and its Abolition and that Nigeria is preparing to join the member countries of the ‘UNESCO to commemorate this day in 2021. (NAN) (www. Nannews.ng)

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