15th September, 2012
The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Saturday in Kano called on governments at all levels to focus on youth employment to tackle the growing rate of unemployment in the country.
The traditional ruler made the call at a special lecture organised by the Bayero University Kano in honour of CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
He stressed the need for the federal and state governments to create job opportunities for the teeming number of unemployed youths, to reduce redundancy among them.
He said empowering youths had become necessary for the economic growth and development of the country.
Akiolu also advised politicians against any attempt to rig the 2015 election, to ensure the sustenance of democracy in the country.
He called on elected political leaders to emulate Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State in terms of infrastructure development efforts.
Responding, Sanusi said the real changes that were happening in the CBN occurred in monetary policies.
‘’This is the only country where it takes courage to put a thief in prison, but in other parts of the world it is normal.
“’It is normal if you steal, you go to jail,’’ he said.
The lectures were delivered by Prof. Dahiru Yahaya, a renowned historian and Mr Bismark Rewane, the Managing Director of Financial Derivatives Company Limited.