OWERRI – Mr Golden Nwokoma, an aspirant for the Ohaji/Egbema Constituency seat in Imo House of Assembly, has called for urgent approach to creating jobs at the grasroots across the state.
He made the call on Sunday in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri, saying that he was contesting for the seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said that the youth in the rural communities in Imo, especially in Oguta and Ohaji/Egbema, needed jobs to keep them away from restiveness.
The aspirant said that lack of job opportunities for the youth in the two oil producing areas — Oguta and Ohaji/Egbema–had heigtehed youth restiveness and other social vices in recent time.
Nwokoma also decried lack of electricity in the area for more than three years, insisting that if communities in Oguta and Ohaji/Egbema local government areas had electricity, jobs would be available.
“This is because many of the skilled youths would have engaged themselves gainfully in some work such as welding.
“Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta have given Imo its status as an oil state; it is expected that government should create jobs and provide amenities in the communities,’’ he said.
He advised the electorate to elect credible people into office, adding that the nation would grow if corrupt people were not allowed to occupy positions of authority. (NAN)