Youths in Anambra State have charged the Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo to use them to fight insecurity.
They said another answer to insecurity was to develop skill acquisition centres in local governments to take youths away from criminal activities.
It was a joint decision by youths under the auspices of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), during their election debate, held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Awka.
They stated that if Soludo partnered youths, the fight against insecurity would be won.
There have been several reports of insecurity in the state in the past few weeks, including the burning of local government secretariats, police equipment and killing of security agents.
Mrs. Ijeoma Onuorah-Anyakwo, a senior member of the Anambra State chapter of NYCN and chairperson of the group’s election debate, noted that there was no other way to fight those creating havoc in the state than to partner youths.
She noted that youths had become enlightened, and prepared to partner with the government against those causing insecurity.
“Our governor has told us that from the arrests made so far, those involved are not even from Anambra State. Our youths are now enlightened and not willing to join anyone who will destabilize the peace and economy of the state,” Onuorah-Anyakwo said.
The seven chairmanship candidates included Godwin Okoye, Chibunna Echegwo, Peter Nnekwe, Francis Igwah, Okwuchukwu Maduekwe, Emeka Obi and Damian Ukatu.