Rivers - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Rivers State urged local youth to shun violence in spite of economic and social challenges.
In a goodwill message on International Youth Day, celebrated on Tuesday, PDP State Chairman, Felix Obuah, enjoined the youth to channel their energies to meaningful and productive engagements.
He commended the youths in the state for their understanding and patience in the face of alleged lack of conscious and deliberate policy by the Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s administration to provide for and equip them.
“The future is still bright for the youths because the days of self-seeking and winner-takes-all government are numbered in the state,” Obuah said.
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Stressing the essence of the International Youth Day Celebration, the PDP chairman maintained it was the responsibility of every government to cater for, provide and create an enabling environment for the youths to thrive and showcase their creativities for a better world.
“I regret this has not been the case in Rivers State under Governor Amaechi, despite the huge resources the state is endowed with. It is unfortunate.”
Observed annually on 12 August since 2000, International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations.
The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.
– CAJ News