January 31, 2018

Cleric tasks govts on job creation, youth empowerment, Libyan returness


Chris Ngige

By Tare Youdeowei
ASABA — GENERAL Overseer, Ark of Testimony Redemption Ministries, Asaba, Pastor Azuka Onyebo, has called on governments at all levels to pay attention to job creation and youth empowerment in order to reduce social vices and stem the tide of illegal migration of youths to other countries.


He also decried the high rate of youth unemployment and how it has led to increased kidnapping, armed robbery, human trafficking, illegal migration and other social vices among the youths.

According to Onyebo; “The idle mind is the devil’s workshop and youths as the leaders of tomorrow should therefore, be empowered through employment, skills acquisition training or financial assistance to enable them establish their own businesses and improve their lot.”

For Libya returnees, Onyebo implored; “We are currently accommodating no fewer than 38 Libya returnees who preferred to stay back in Asaba after receiving stipends from the state government. In this light, I appeal to corporate organizations and public-spirited individuals to assist in rehabilitating the returnees and enrol them in various skills acquisition training programmes to complement government’s effort, because government cannot do it alone.”

On recent killing in the country, the General Overseer said; “The incessant attacks and killings across the country by the herdsmen is disheartening.

The Federal Government should be sincere and tackle the issue head on, as establishing cattle colonies would not solve the problem, but worsen the situation.”