THE Commissioner of Police in Jigawa, Mr Emmanuel Ekot has advised youths to shun drug abuse and crimes.
He also counselled youths to embrace farming and skills acquisition to enable to become productive members of the society.
Ekot, who spoke during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Monday, noted that the state was doing its best to provide jobs for the youths.
“I’ve seen that the state government is expanding businesses and creating opportunities for more businesses and jobs.
“Educationally, institutions in the state are not filled to the brim and these are meant for the youths instead of involving themselves in drug abuse and crimes.
“The farms are there, the schools, the businesses are there hungry for their occupation,” he said.
He stressed need for the youths to take advantage of the state government’s efforts in creating job opportunities such as development of agricultural activities by engaging in rainy and dry season activities.
“So the youths should try as much as they can to see that they benefit from this important initiative by the state government,” he said.
The CP further advised youths to enrol in various skill acquisition programmes Initiated by the government to avoid restiveness.
According to him, the youths need to equip themselves to be able to start and manage their own businesses.
“The present state government I’ve seen here is ready to help any youth who is serious with his life to make him have a better life and that of his family so as to have brighter future.
“So let the youths stay away from drug abuse and other crimes and embrace opportunities the state government has provided to make better means of livelihood for themselves,” EKot said. (NAN)