Former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, has said that the future of the Nigeria youth will continue to remain bleak except the youth embrace opportunities through enterprises in skills acquisitions.
Senator Mantu, who stated this, Tuesday, in Abuja, during the Royal Commonwealth Society Day celebration, said there were countless opportunities in skill acquisitions such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, hair-do, automobile repairs, farming, etc.
He added that the youth will continue to be a willing tool in the hands of mischief makers if they were not gainfully engaged.
He said: “There are countless opportunities through enterprises and unless and until our youths embrace these opportunities through enterprises, their future will remain bleak and they will remain ready tools in the hands of mischief makers who would always engage them to do evil.
“Our youth have embraced restiveness and violence as the best way of seeking redress. They set places ablaze, maim and kill innocent people with reckless abandon. They are ready tools in the hands of mischief makers for destruction and all sorts of crimes.
“Certainly if the Nigerian youths were gainfully engaged, they would not be readily available for committing these heinous crimes.”