ASABA – The Delta State House of Assembly has expressed concern over the spate of youth related crimes in society.
The Chairman, House Committee on Youth and Sports Development, Alfred Martins, stated this when he led members of the committee to the state Directorate of Youth Development on a courtesy call on the Commissioner and his management team.
Martins, representing Warri North Constituency and Deputy Majority Whip of the Assembly, emphasized the need for more efforts towards curbing youth restiveness in society.
Accompanied by six members of the committee; Emeka Nwaobi, Anthony Elekeokwuri, Innocent Anidi, Ferguson Onwo, Kenneth Ogba and Moses Anaughe, the lawmaker said the challenges posed by restive youths were enormous and worrisome.
He noted that the problem of insecurity plaguing the nation could only be resolved through positive engagement of the youths, stressing that priority must be given to youth development.
Martins spoke on the need for government and other development partners to evolve youth related programmes in the state as well as to ensure their participation.
He stated that no society can claim to be progressing without the youths and called for effective collaboration of stakeholders.
Martins said the visit was to familiarize members of the committee with the Commissioner and his team as well as seek ways to enhance performance in the mandate to the directorate.
Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga said youth issues required collaborative approach.
While commending the lawmakers for the visit, the Commissioner appealed for their support, disclosing that the Governor was doing so much towards youth development in the state.