Ahmad Lawan, Sennate President, has urged public office holders to be proactive in addressing the issue of unemployment in the country to prevent another wave of protests.
Lawan stated this on Monday when Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, led some top officials of his ministry to defend its 2021 budget.
Recounting the experience and impact of the ENDSARS protestson the economy, he urged the Agriculture ministry to ensure its budget is focused on providing employment opportunities for mostly the youths in the country.
“Recently, we had protests by some of our youths. Some of them, very genuine, were seeking the attention of leaders and they got the attention,” said the Senate President.
“So, our budget, especially for 2021, should be mindful of what we do to provide employment opportunities for these youths.
“They demonstrated, they protested because they could do so. There are so many other people who may not be youthful but are also in the same need. They didn’t protest.
“Let us meet them where they are; we don’t want to wait until they also start to grumble or protest. We should be proactive.”
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