Dickson Akor, Peace Corps leader The Kano Youth Change Initiative (KYCN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider his decision on the Peace Corps bill.
KYCN coordinator Zaharadeen Ahmed, who told reporters in Abuja on Monday, said the young people were surprised that the president did not accept that bill aimed at young people.
Ahmed said he was imagining what would happen to the large number of young people who received distinctive training for various national commitments by the Nigerian Peace Corps.
"The ideas of having these huge numbers thrown into the streets to go idly are better imagined than felt, since it is said that" an idle mind, is the workshop of the devil. "
"We dare to ask our father, Mr. President, what do we expect from these young people apart from the increase of organized crimes and other malicious activities that lead to social vices?
"It is in this light that we want to call on the president to pay convincing attention to any program or ideas that are established to productively improve the degrading state of the army of unemployed youth in the country.
"One of those programs or ideas is the Peace Corps of Nigeria, which is yet to be born." We call on Buhari to rescind his decision and agree to the Peace Corps Establishment Act for the sake of our young people who decrease in number. prisons for avoidable crimes committed by sheer idleness. "
He said the Peace Corps was not a security team as claimed by other security agencies, but a central support and technical support agency aimed at providing legitimate support skills for our youth as a proactive tool for the growth and development tool.
Ahmed said the body could be a sublime panacea against the communal, inter-ethnic and cult-related crisis through the collection of information from social events, schools, markets, among others, to existing security agencies.
"We appeal to our president once again to withdraw the bill and add his esteemed signature to the Peace Corps establishment project.
"We believe that this will serve as one of the most effective and, in general, viable ways for job creation and nation building, as promised to the Nigerians during the election campaign before the 2015 general election."
"If this is done, Kano State and his youth will continue to support the aspirations of President Buhari and the efforts of the government led by APC to put Nigeria on the right track with the sincere hope that this, when introduced, will help serve as a powerful campaign trick in the next general election & # 39; & # 39; said.