By: Valentine Adese and Alfred Saiki,
As the world celebrates International Youth Day today, the Plateau State Youth Council (PYC) has advised governments across the world, especially, the Plateau State Government to create a template that would engage the youths in order to reduce the threat to peace and stability in any given society.According to the content of the Press Conference delivered today by the Chairman of PYC, Dr. Fabong Yildam, at the Plateau state Youth Council hall, in Jos, while calling on the world governments to create opportunities for youths, he also took his time to remind the world that, “The growing population of youths without a template set for engaging them is a threat to peace and stability in any given society.
Dr. Fabong added that, “Young people are required to participate in peace processes and dispute resolution, as well as, access to quality education, healthcare and basic services, which would help reduce the tendencies to be violent, thereby, creating opportunities for them to reach their potentials and contribute meaningfully to nation building.
In Part, Dr. Fabong further Stated that:
“ A clarion call was made at the Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015 through a unanimous vote, urging member states to increase representation of youth in decision making at all levels.
“This stems from the recognition of the threats to stability and development posed by the rise of radicalization among young people. It is no news that the growing population of youths without a template set for engaging them is a threat to peace and stability in any given society.”