The Ohimege Opanda in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi, has urged the Federal Government to create more jobs to curtail the spate of kidnapping and other security challenges in the country.
Abdullahi, a first-class traditional ruler, made the call in his palace in Umaisha, Toto Local Government Area of the state.
The Egbura traditional ruler said the creation of more job opportunities would help by not only tackling poverty, but also checkmating insecurity challenges facing the nation.
“A lot needs to be done by the Federal Government in order to create mass employment opportunities for the jobless youths and other Nigerians. Creation of more jobs through various programmes will go a long way in tackling insecurity thereby improving on the standard of living of people in the country,” he said.
Abdullahi also called on the youths and other Nigerians to be serious in their educational pursuit in order to excel in life.
He added that education is key to success and a route to escape from poverty, hence the need for Nigerians to embrace it with utmost seriousness.
He appealed to the state government to link the area with Kogi State by constructing a road in order to improve on their standard of living.
“Look at Toto local government, we are not developed, no electricity, no good portable water, no good roads among other social amenities,” he lamented.