Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has called for the establishment of more technical schools and trade centers, as a panacea to youth restiveness.
He noted that this will encourage the emergence of self-reliant youths who would be employers of Labour, rather than job seekers.
The Governor also sought for population laws as one of the measures to keep youth activities in control.
He said the country must chart a new course to address the issue of youth unemployment, adding that no state government, whether national or sub-national, can employ all the unemployed youths in the country.
Speaking at the ‘Summit On Youth Unemployment, #ENDSARS and Aftermath: The way Forward’, held at the International Culture and Event Center (DOME), Igbatoro road, Akure, with traditional rulers across the state led by the Chairman of the Council of Obas, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan, Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, religious leaders, including Alhaji Aladesawe, Chairman of Ondo state League of Imams and Alfas and Chief Imam of Owo kingdom, Alhaji Abdul Akeem Akorede, Chief Imam of Akure Empire and others in attendance, he said with the nation almost the size of China, it must put in place population laws to check rising population.
Discussants at the summit included Mr. Oluyemi Fasipe, #EndSars Advocate, Rt. Hon. Smith Ikumapayi, Speaker, Ondo State Youths Parliament, Pastor Akin Olotu, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Agric and Agric business, Special Adviser to the Governor on Entrepreneurship, Summy Smart Francis, among others.
Governor Akeredolu was of the view that the country must also look into the continuous registration and approval of Universities, adding that the establishment of technology institutions and trade centers should be encouraged to provide self-sustainable employment for the youths.