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Minister urges youths to shun violence

09 February 2015, 08:57

Abuja - The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, on Sunday advised youths to shun all acts of violence during and after the forthcoming general elections.

Nebo gave the advice at a Youth Impact Summit on the 2015 elections organised by the Youth Initiative for Leadership and Rural Development (YILARD).

Nebo, who was represented at the occasion by Dr Albert Okorogwu, his Senior Special Assistant, stressed the need for youths to be agents of positive change.

Also read: NGO calls on youth to avoid election violence

He said the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan was doing a lot to empower youths, and urged them to key into the various programmes initiated by the government.

The minister cited the YouWin programme, power sector training programme, NAPEP, Sure-P and other skills acquisition programmes aimed at developing and empowering youths.

Nebo also urged them to be law-abiding and avoid being enticed with money to ferment trouble during elections.

"You must continue to be peaceful and shun any politician who tries to use you to foment trouble during elections,’’ he said

He said that the government would continue to empower and carry youths along in the governance process.



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