Buhari Takes Issues Affecting Youths Seriously – Osinbajo
2 years ago Victor Adeola 0
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Muhammadu Buhari administration takes any issue affecting youths seriously. He said the Federal Government is concerned about the nation’s youths and had shown a clear willingness to tackle the challenges affecting them.
Prof Osinbajo stated this yesterday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, at a public lecture hosted by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to mark this year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
The Vice-President, who was represented by the Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to the President on Social Protection Plan, Mrs. Mariam Uwais, said: “The Federal Government of Nigeria is very concerned about the youths and takes any issue that affects them very seriously.
We have demonstrated clear willingness to tackle this menace head-on, and have come up with several empowerment schemes to engage the youths.
The establishment of the Sexual Offenders’ Register is not aimed at stigmatisation, but it is a means through which government can keep track of those convicted of sexual offences, prevent reoccurrence of such acts, while safeguarding the lives and safety of victims of sexual offences.
“I specially commend NAPTIP for the initiative to produce a Country Report on Human Trafficking. For too long, we have left other countries and institutions to tell our story.
This effort by NAPTIP is, therefore, welcome because it puts before the world the aggregate of programmes, policies and actions of government at all levels and Nigeria at large in combating human trafficking, child labour and abuse. NAPTIP’s Director General Dame Julie Okah-Donli said over 14,000 victims of human trafficking had been rescued, rehabilitated and reintegrated back into their communities.