As Nigeria Joins the rest of the World to mark the 2015 International Youth Day, The Nigeria Labour Congress has restated its commitment to job creation, youth development and empowerment as well as ensuring job security for teeming Nigerian Youths.

A statement by the NLC through its General Secretary Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson in Abuja noted that the opportunities for youths to engage politically, economically and socially are often low or in some instances nonexistent in the country.

It said the economic empowerment of the youth will lead to sustainable human development, curtail poverty, crime and unemployment.

It further added that the empowerment of young people will yield positive contributions to the development of the country and ensure peace.

According to the statement, the NLC had adopted the youth policy at the February 2015 National Delegates Conference to mainstream young workers into the labour movement by developing their capacity and providing them opportunity to harness their full potentials as well as promote their active participation in trade unionism and nation building.

The 2012 International Youth Day has as theme “Youth Civic Engagement” with the International Trade Union Confederation focusing on the issue of Economic Empowerment.

The United Nations set aside August 12 to globally commemorate the International Youth Day to celebrate the experiences and listen to the voices of young people. (The Nigerian voice)
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