The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has beckoned on Nigeria leaders to intensify efforts on the empowerment of Nigerian youths.
He said youths are hungry and angry, and the only way to solve their challenges is to empower them through skill acquisitions.
Oba Adeyeye said this through his spokesperson, Moses Olafare during the second graduation of the students of the Ojaja II Fashion Training Institute.
“The youth are angry because they are hungry and the way to get them out of this anger is to continue to empower them. In line with the celebration of my fifth year on the throne, I’ve mapped out plans to empower 5,000 youths to be financially independent and to feed others.
“I hereby call on Nigerian leaders either in politics, traditional or religious to know that it is now a necessity to empower the youth. Out of our earnings, let us dedicate part to the empowerment of youths in our areas. We must consider this a necessity and what should be done regularly.
“We have just had a sample of youth restiveness and it should be a lesson to all of us that nobody can handle their anger, so it is about time we knew that it is stupidity to keep monies in the bank, while the needy continue to wallow in poverty.”