NOPE) The Nasarawa The state House of Assembly said the state’s Youth Development Commission bill would tackle unemployment and youth unrest in the state.
M Musa Iyimogathe chairman of the House committee on youth development and sports, said this during a meeting with the leadership of the ministry of youth development and sports and Actionaid Nigeria in lafia In Monday.
Iyimoga (ZLP-Doma North) said the bill, if passed, would also harness the potential of young people and give them a sense of belonging to the state.
The lawmaker said the meeting should consider the proposed bill pending third reading.
“The Nasarawa State Development Commission Bill passed first and second readings on the House floor.
“And this committee has been entrusted with working on it.
“By the grace of God, I will present the report of the bill this week before the House where it will pass the third reading,” he said.
The legislator congratulated the vice-president, Mr. Nehemiah Dandaurafor initiating and sponsoring the bill.
For his part, Mr. Nehemiah Dandaura, the Deputy Speaker of the House, who is the sponsor of the bill, explained that it will create employment and empowerment opportunities for young people.
“This bill will help create jobs and empower young people.
It will also tackle the problem of youth unemployment in the state.
“The bill will stimulate economic growth and attract matching funds.
“There are donor agencies that are ready to come to the state to invest and support young people,” he noted.
For his part, Mr. Lucky Isaacthe State Commissioner of Youth Development and Sports, commended the Chamber for caring about the state’s youth.
He said that the governor Abdullahi Sule is committed to addressing youth unemployment through its various policies and programs.
The commissioner said the bill would also increase the standard of living for young people.
Mrs Ene Obithe National Director of Actionaid Nigeria, thanked the Vice President for sponsoring the bill and the House for passing it on second reading.
Ene, who was represented by Mr. Aliyu Adamuthe program manager of Actionaid Nigeria, also said that the bill would make room for youth participation and inclusion in governance.
The Country Director said unemployment in the state and the country as a whole is at an alarming rate, hence the need for everyone to step up to tackle it for the overall development of the country.