By Toba Ajayi
Ilorin – An Ilorin based legal practitioner, Mr Segun Abayomi has urged government at all levels to tackle the rising unemployment among youths to stem the high rate of crime in Nigeria.
Abayomi made the call on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.
According to him, there is the need for government at all levels to establish industries to employ the teeming youths graduating every year.
“Government should establish more industries in order to get unemployed youths engaged as it will go a long way in reducing the rate of crime in the country,” he said.
The lawyer urged both federal and state governments to accord job creation top priority, saying that it would go a long way in reducing youth restiveness as well as ease tension in the country.
“If youths are not employed, there is tendency for them to take to crime and even be lured as thugs during elections, this is not good for the country,” the lawyer said.
The legal practitioner advised unemployed graduates and youths to be creative and trust in God so that politicians would not employ them to perpetuate evil.
“I think Nigeria has the resources to establish more industries if our government wants to do so,” he said.