KONGONET calls on Kogi Gov’t to address youth unemployment
Story from Rabi’atu, Lokoja
Kogi NGOs Network (KONGONET), has called on the government to quickly cash into the Youth Development Commission (YDC), platform and empower youths across the state to curtail the high youth unemployment situation in the state.
The state Chairman of KONGONET, Idris Ozovehe Muraina, stated this at the third quarter meeting of the association in Lokoja.
He called on the government to quickly appoint and inaugurate a board for the Kogi State Agency for the Control of Aids (KOSACA), and ensure that it’s constituted, based on the dictates of the enabling laws of the agency.
While commending the Kogi state House of Assembly for investigating the indictment of a member of Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KGSIEC), and making necessary recommendations to the state Executive, the group charged the Assembly to compel the commission to make public the December, 12th 2020 council’s election results break down.
KONGONET also stress the need for total overhauling of social amenities in the state, and appreciate the state government over its giant stride in regards to the ongoing overhead bridge at Ganaja junction, upgrading of Specialist Hospital and the new modern science secondary school Adankolo among others.
“We call on the state government to equally give the needed attention to the internal road network, water supply, Street lights and recommend that the state government should put in place a committee to unravel the misery behind the astronomical increment on agricultural/consumer goods across the state and proffer immediate, mid-term and long-term solutions to them.
“Again, the need for a concise, participatory youth and women in agriculture policy to harness the numerical value of these groups in improving the state food security and alleviating the daunting poverty in our communities cannot be overemphasized.
It called on the State Government to stick to its commitment by establishing communication mediums with the Civil Society Networks in the state to ensure holistic development.
The chairman also recommends that the state government should Sign-On to Open Government Partnership (OGP) to create an avenue for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and citizens of Kogi State to interact and document the developmental strides of the government based on her social contract with the citizen.
“While congratulating the newly deployed Commissioner of Police to Kogi State, we call on the honourable commissioner to take charge of situations and ensure that the recent upsurge of kidnapping and other criminalities across the state is dealt with decisively.
Kogi NGOs Network KONGONET Promise to consistently support the laudable initiatives of the government to ameliorate the sufferings of Kogites and ensure that the state upholds the tenets of democracy and fair play in the administration of the collective resources of the state.