Action Aid Nigeria, has charged youths to embrace agriculture in order to address unemployment and reduce the spate of violent extremism in the country.
The Project Officer of the organization Friday Ogezi, made the call on Saturday at the 2021 Youth Summit, on preventing violent extremism in Kogi, at Abache and Emekutu in Ankpa local government.
Ogezi said the summit was in commemoration of the 2021 International Youth Day with the theme: Transforming Food System; Youth Innovation in Peace Building through Climate Change Mitigation.
The summit was organised by Action Aid Nigeria in collaboration with Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change In Development and the support of the Global Community Engagement Resilience Fund.
According to the project officer, agriculture remains the way forward for the country and the world today.
He, therefore, charged the youths to play prominent roles in the evolving practice of agriculture as business, through their involvement.
Also speaking, Idris Musa, kogi Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, urged the youths to take their destinies in their hands and work patiently toward achieving dreams through legitimate and lawful means.
He called on the youth to reduce their reliance on government for provision of employment, as over dependence in the prevailing circumstances in the country would only result in frustrations.