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NGO urges youth to engage in meaningful ventures

A Non-governmental Organisation, Club 1288, wants the youths to start embarking on meaningful projects that would have a lasting impact across the country.

The President of the organisation, Rear Admiral Gbadejo Adedeji made the call in Abuja at an event to intimate Nigerians about the community development project it was planning for vulnerable Nigerians.

Real Admiral Adedeji said he was worried that Nigerian youths were now indulging in crimes such as bunkering, kidnapping and armed robbery which according to him were inimical to the nation’s growth.

He said it was time parents started living up to their responsibilities by monitoring all aspects of their children’s development and becoming role model to them.

According to him, research has shown that parents have been neglecting their children, a situation which according to him has impacted negatively on the child and society at large.

On the increasing rate of oil theft in some parts of the country, Real Admiral Adedeji was of the opinion that those who designed the oil architecture of the country needs to review it as well as continue to study the growing trend in the sector to forestall all future damages.

He said Nigeria should take a cue from leading oil-producing countries, particularly Saudi Arabia and design a model to ensure the country remains relevant in oil production.

The President of the NGO noted that as part of its corporate social responsibility, Club 1288 has provided relief materials to vulnerable Nigerians including the school of the blind, the school of the deaf in Kuje and some IDPs camps in the FCT.

According to him, the organisation has also started to reach out to well-meaning Nigerians to raise over N950million for the provision of boreholes and scholarship for students across FCT communities.

He added that the gesture would help build future leaders and rid society of criminals.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade;