Group calls for investment in women and youth

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THE African Youths Assembly for Peace (AYAP), a private group, has urged relevant stakeholders to invest more in the physical and socio-political development of women and youth in the country.

Mr Abdul-Aziz Yusuf, Head of Research and Publicity of AYAP, made the call on Monday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

NAN reports that the United Nations set aside March 1, every year to celebrate Zero Discrimination Day and the theme of the 2021 edition is “End Inequalities”.

Yusuf called on the citizens to ensure zero tolerance to any form of discrimination against less privileged persons in the society.

“We believe that ending inequality requires transformative change and greater efforts are needed by all, so as to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

“In achieving these, it is paramount to invest more in health, education, and social protection of the citizenry.

“Government at all levels must invest in the welfare of women and the youth, especially persons living with disabilities,” he said.

Yusuf advocated the need to strengthen the existing legal framework to provide for stiffer penalty for any person that promoted any act of discrimination against humanity.

“We all have a role to play in ending discrimination and reducing inequalities among us,” he said. (NAN)

-March 01 2021 @ 13:48 pm

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