The House of Representatives has called on the National budget and planning office to ensure that the ten thousand approved recruitment into the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is implemented.
The House also called for the increase in the number of those to be recruited in the Nigeria Customs Service from three thousand to ten thousand.
In a motion under matters of urgent public importance, Muhammad Gudaji Kazaure from Jigawa State observed that the Budget and Planning Office is trying to flout the Presidential directive for the recruitment.
“This is worrisome as the number of unemployed youth in the nation is increasing by the day.
Many of the cases of banditry, kidnapping and insecurity in the nation are direct fallouts of the high unemployment situation in the nation.” Kazaure added.
Contributing to the debate, a member from Kebbi State, Shehu Koko described the reduction of the number for recruitment by the budget office as an indictment since it’s a presidential directive.
“Job creation is a fundamental anchor for peaceful coexistence in any society.
There is need for an investigation into why the initial figure was cut down by half despite the approval by the President.” Koko stressed.
Mr. Toby Okechukwu inhis contribution reminded the government of its promise to lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty and urged the leadership to work towards this.
“The issue of getting Nigerians gainfully engaged should be paramount to any progressive government.” Okechukwu added.
He blamed the springing up of different restive groups localized in all geographical sections of the country on prevailing youth unemployment and the resultant increase in poverty.