The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, has called on the youths not to remain ideal but have some vocational skills that would keep them busy and reduce the rate of crime across the country.
The Chief of Army staff stated this in Abuja, on Thursday at the Graduation of the second batch of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association, NAOWA, Youth Development Project for Barracks youths.
General Yahaya emphasised that when the youths who are in large population in the country are ideal the rate of crime would increase which the solution is to keep them busy as the NAOWA had done.
The President of NAOWA, Mrs. Salamatu Yahaya, who is the host of the event expressed hope that the Project would go a long way in supporting the families and reduce crime rates as well as economic hardship in the communities.
Defence Correspondent reports that the second batch of graduates of 231, in numbers are all SSCE holders while the first batch of the project were Higher Institution undergraduates.
The vocations consist of Infotech and all kinds of skills acquisation.
Reporting By Chukwuma Agnanusi; Editing By Marian Benjamin & Julian Osamoto