The Department of State Security (DSS) has offered the Federal Government an advice on how to bring about peace, harmony and social order in several localities.
The Director-General of the secret police, Yusuf Bichi, who spoke in Abuja at the grand finale of the 2021 Ugwumba Enterprise Challenge, specifically said engaging youths meaningfully and address the issues of discrimination against women would bring lasting peace Nigeria deserves.
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Bichi, who was represented by the DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, appealed to the government to partner with various individuals and organisations who will take many youths away from the streets and engage them.
According to him, what the Ugwumba Leadership Centre is doing to ensure many youths are financially independent, is one of the ways individuals can assist the government to tackle security challenges.
The DSS official said, “If you resolve the problems of the youths for instance, or if you resolve the issues of discrimination against women, you would have resolved the issues of insecurity.
“Today, we are aware that our country is facing security challenges and it is not peculiar to Nigeria, world over, countries are facing different dimensions of challenges. It is not just combating the security challenges, empowering the youths through Small Scale Enterprises, is the way to go”.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the programme, the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, admonished youths to be passionate in whatever they are doing, adding that one can become successful doing what others may consider as menial.