The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, has reiterated federal government’s commitment to creating more job opportunities so as to reduce youth restiveness in the society.
Lawal stated this during a Special Service in Kaduna State organized by the Kaduna Baptist Conference, aimed at seeking divine intervention on the Security and Economic challenges faced by Nigeria.
According to him, poverty and unemployment are some of the causes of insecurity in the country; as such, there is need for government to work hard to address those challenges.
While calling on the youths to support all government programs for sustainable development, he urged them to shun all criminal activities and embrace the various empowerment programs of the Federal Government aimed at empowering them.
On unity of the country, he tasked leadership of the Church in Nigeria to engage in preaching the gospel of love and peace that will unite the country, rather than preaching hatred, which will divide the country, adding that Nigerians should continue to pray for the present administration, as it is doing all within its power to fight corruption and restore the lost glory of the country.
He further enjoined citizens of Kaduna state and Nigeria as a whole to work towards peaceful co-existence, saying government is willing to develop the country, but development can only take place under a peaceful atmosphere.
Earlier, the President of the Kaduna Baptist Conference, David Dagah, said it has become necessary for the church to “stand in the gap” and pray for the peace, unity and development of the country.