The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said the menace of banditry and kidnapping and other unrest facing the country could only be arrested with more investments and job opportunities for the youths.
Adesina said Nigerian government must find an ingenious way of creating jobs for the teeming population of unemployed youths, in order to secure the future of the country.
The AfDB President said this during a meeting between the Ekiti State government team, led by Governor Kayode Fayemi and the AfDB management at the organisation’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, at the weekend.
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Fayemi had gone there to solicit the support of the bank on the upgrading of the state’s infrastructure.
Adesina expressed the readiness of the bank to provide technical and financial support for Ekiti State Government to upgrade its infrastructure, including fixing the Ado Ekiti- Akure road, which is currently in a terrible state.
By Babatunde Alao…
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