By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT— FORMER Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Chibudum Nwuche, has urged the Federal Government to evolve urgent measures to redress the problem of youth unemployment in the country.
Describing the situation as a time bomb, Nwuche, who spoke in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday commended the Federal Government for its success in the area of security.
He said there was need to ensure the anti- graft war was fought within the confines of the law, adding that politicians should not be allowed to interfere with the process.
“What is critical for Nigeria now is to address the issue of unemployment. The army of unemployed youths is a time bomb that the government must address and create the economy to engage them. I think the government has done well but there are areas for improvement they should focus on.”
“For instance, if you talk about security it has done well on it. It is doing well in the fight against corruption. The fight against corruption must be fought within the rule of law and not based on the whims of a man.
“There is political and real corruption. Some people because they are in power, they have the means, they want to set people up. They conjure up petitions against people they don’t like. They have the means to make what is civil contract appear criminal. They have the means to make people look as if they are corrupt whereas they are not. That is what some people tried to do to me. Politicians should not be allowed to interfere with the process of fighting corruption,” he added.
He also called for peace in Rivers State, saying that that politicians should sink their differences for the common good of the state.