Delta State House of Assembly has expressed concern over the increasing rate of youth related crimes in the state.

The Chairman, House Committee on Youth and Sports Development, Honourable Alfred Martins, stated this when he led members of the Committee on a familiarization visit to the State Directorate of Youth Development.

Honourable Martins, representing Warrri North Constituency and Deputy Majority Whip of the House, emphasized the need for more efforts towards curbing youth restiveness in the society.

Accompanied by six members of the Committee, including Honorables Emeke Nwaobi, Anthony Elekeokwuri, Innocent Anidi, Ferguson Onwo, Kenneth Ogba and Moses Anaughe, the Lawmaker noted that the challenges posed by youth restiveness were enormous and worrisome.

He noted that the problem of insecurity plaguing the nation could only be addressed through positive engagement of the youth, stressing that priority must be given to youth development at all times.

Honourable Martins spoke on the need for government and other development partners to evolve more youth related programmes in the state.

He stated that no society could make any meaningful progress without the youth and called for effective collaboration of stakeholders.

In their remarks, Honorables Emeke Nwaobi, Anthony Elekeokwuri, Ferguson Onwo and Moses Anaughe, congratulated the Commissioner on his appointment and urged him to strive to make a difference in the Directorate.

The Lawmakers called for a committed and disciplined work force and assured of the needed support of the Committee.

The State Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwuyenga, said youth issues required collaborative approach.

While thanking the Lawmakers for the visit, the Commissioner solicited their support at all times, disclosing that the Governor was doing so much towards youth development in the state.

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