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Only Way Govt Can Stop Youths From Ritual Killings, Cybercrime, Others – Archbishop

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The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Reverend Adewale Martins, has urged the government to create more jobs for youths, to dissuade them from indulging in ritual killings cybercrime and other social vices.

The Bishop said this in Lagos on Friday.

According to the cleric, lack of job opportunities in the country has made some youths, who do not have the right values, to go into ritual killings. He said others have moved abroad in search of greener pastures.

The religious leader said vices would be curbed when the leaders think more of the youths than themselves.

“We can only continue to tell people that in the end, crime does not pay; engaging in ritual activities or other vices makes a person sell his or her soul to the devil.

“So we must constantly tell youths that values of faith in God, values of integrity and honesty, hard work and labour supersede the short term gains of rituals and scamming,’’ he said.

More so, Jubril Abdullahi, Director of Project, Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC), also urged the leaders to provide good infrastructure and conducive working environment for youths to curb migration.

Abdullahi said: “Youths are the future of this country; they should be equipped with employment or empowered

“Nigerians are faced with multiple of challenges, what is paramount is how to ensure that there is infrastructure in place that works for people.

“Power is very important, training is also important, especially functional education, which teaches people what to do and how to do it; what is important for people is to earn a living.

“Migration is a human phenomenon, people have been migrating for long; however, mass migration will have a negative effect on our nation.”

Abdullahi further said if mass migration is not controlled, a lot of people with skilled labour would continue to migrate, which he said will have a negative implication on the nation’s economy.

“What the government needs to do is to provide a better working environment for youths to be able to contribute their quota to the development of the country,“ he added.

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