Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has encouraged Nigerian youths not to give up on the country, noting that the development of the nation rests on their shoulders.
Specifically, the former president also warned Niger-Delta youths against acts of violence that can disrupt oil production and transmission, noting that the nation’s economy depends on the oil resources.
Jonathan made the call on Tuesday when he hosted the executive members of Movement for Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta (MOSIEND), in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
He charged the youths to channel their energy and resourcefulness towards the development of the nation.
“The future belongs to the youths who are at the centre of most developmental endeavours and policies of government; so, the diversion of youthful energy towards violence is not desirable at all.
“The future of this country belongs to the young ones not for those of us who have given our youthful years and are at the verge of exiting the scene. The youths should resist every attempt to take to violence.
“Peace in the Niger Delta is very essential as any disturbance in the Niger Delta affects the country because the region supports the economy of the nation,’’ NAN quoted Jonathan to have said.
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has dismissed the directive by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to resume on Monday, 12th, 2020.
ASUU National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, on Monday, noted that the Federal Government is not plain in its dealings and discussion with the union.
He further stated that the lecturers under the union would not resume back to office on an empty stomach.
Ogunyemi added that Nigerians should be ready for a longer strike due to the technique employed by the Federal Government in negotiation.
The Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, on Monday also stated that the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System is not transparent
The Union accused the government of cheating some of its members.
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