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Youth empowerment: Group appeals for one year free tuition

The Young Parliamentarians Forum in the House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to improve access of young persons and women to governance and decision making process.

The Chairman of the Forum, Alhaji Ibrahim Tukura, made the call when the Forum briefed newsmen on the ongoing protest in the country.

The Alhaji Kabiru Tukura, advised the government to demonstrate commitment to reforming the police, ending the lingering ASUU strike as well as one year tuition fees palliative for students as compensation.

While condemning the ugly incidences in the country, the lawmaker, called for the reconvening of the National Assembly for emergency session to provide legislative solutions to the crisis.

He stressed the need for enlightenment programs by agencies such as the National Orientation Agency to educate and enlighten the public on the dangers of drug abuse, sexual harassment and gender based violence.

The chairman who urged the protesters to be law abiding, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation on the current situation.

Ibrahim Shehu

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