The Archbishop Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger and Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, has called on government at different levels to create more employment opportunities for the youths to divert their minds from crime and restiveness.
In a message at the Cathedral Church of Saint Faith Awka during the 2021 Youth Sunday in the Anglican Diocese of Awka, Most Reverend Ibezim maintained that youths as future leaders of the Country needs a bright future.
He blamed youths’ involvement in kidnapping and other social vices on unemployment and called for their proper engagement by the government.
The Anglican Prelate regretted the high rate of insecurity in different parts of the Country and called on the Federal government to beef up its security apparatus to guarantee the safety of Nigerians.
Most Reverend Ibeziem whose message was read by the Archdeacon in the Cathedral Church of Saint Faith Awka, Venerable Samuel Okonkwo, while describing youths as veritable instrument for the spread of the gospel, urged parents to always allow their children to take active part in Church activities to enable them be in closer contact with their creator.
Most Reverend Ibezim regretted that youths are going back to idolatry and charged Ministers of God to rise to the occasion.