By Murtala Muhammad
Insurgency, Banditry, Kidnapping, Farmer/Herder clashes, Cattle rustling, IPOB and Niger Delta agitations and other security challenges, have been attributed to failure of the country in providing jobs to millions of youth across the country.
A Guest Speaker at a public lecture to mark fourth year Anniversary of Albarka Radio Bauchi, Professor Tahir Abba Tahir gave the indication while delivering a paper “Defining a Sustainable Career Path For Nigerian Youth, A Critical Tool For Enduring National Stability and Prosperity”, held in Bauchi.
Professor Tahir Tahir who is a veteran broadcaster and lecturer with the American University of Nigeria Yola, said unless the current educational curriculum is changed to entrepreneurship-based, all efforts towards empowering youth would remain futile.
He challenged the political leadership to provide Career Development Skill Centres with the capacity of engaging young Nigerians in all nooks and crannies with basic entrepreneurial skills to prevent them from restiveness.
In a remark, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State said despite being a private organization, Albarka Radio Bauchi has exhibited high sense of professionalism in the last four years of its establishment.
Represented by the State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Alhaji Dayyabu Chiroma, the Governor assured continued partnership and provision of an enabling environment for private media organisations to thrive.
The General Manager of Albarka Radio, Dauda Mohammed Ciroma who acknowledged the challenges faced by the station in the last four years, said it had succeeded in changing the pace of broadcasting in the state.
Dauda Ciroma appreciated all stakeholders, associates, partners and listeners for their support and cooperation throughout the years.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of awards of excellence and certificates of appreciation to some notable personalities and business entities.