Chairman National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Sukubo Saraigbe Sukubo, has described the average youth in the state as impatient.
The youth chairman who stated this while chatting with Naija Vox-Pop in a reaction to the up-coming inauguration of the National Association of Social Media Practitioners of Nigeria (NASMPON) Rivers State Chapter, advised youths in the state to be patient and look inward for job creation rather than waiting on the government to provide them with white collar jobs or taking up arms.
“Oil companies and multi-nationals have been laying off their staff due to the recession, so we have been encouraging youths to go after careers in which they can be productive because white collar jobs are no longer readily available in the nation, and so, a paradigm shift is needed to help us think of what we can do with our hands so that we can be independent and become entrepreneurs.
Ideas rule the world now, so anything the youths can do with their ideas and knowledge, we will support them to grow’’.
Mr Sukubo who is well known in the state for his strides in leadership, advocacy and youth development revealed that in his capacity as Chairman NYCN, he has been able to play a major advisory role in ensuring that youths in the state desist from illegal bunkering activities and scrapping of tires which lead to various environmental hazards.
He also advised the NASMPON members and other Social Media practitioners in Rivers State to be non-partisan in their reportage, but use their platform to be a voice to the voiceless by reporting the ills in the society, in order to elicit reactions from well-meaning individuals in the state, and the nation at large.
“What I will advise the NASMPON to do is champion the cause of the less privileged by posting on social media stories about things happening in the society to make the views of the voiceless heard, so that people can know the problems faced in the society”.
He went on to site that Social Media can serve as a great tool for employment if youths take it seriously.