“The recruitment of youths into the military will also help in tackling the high level of unemployment in the country,’’ the former governor said.
He also said President Goodluck Jonathan’s acceptance of the international community’s offer of security assistance in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency was a welcome development.
“It will help in the rescue of over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Chibok, Borno because both short term and long term approaches are needed to check insecurity in the country.
“The short term approach, which the President has adopted, was to make countries which have overcome similar situation or have the technology to handle it assist Nigeria in salvaging the situation.
“The long term approach involves the realisation by the authorities that the foreign security experts would eventually leave and Nigeria is expected to take measures in permanently ending the insurgency.
“This can be achieved through the acquisition of modern technology required in warfare and the massive employment of youths in the Nigerian Army,” Egwu said.(NAN)