During an interview with NAN (News Agency of Nigeria) on the 1st of August, the Director of International Cultural Relations, under the Ministry of Information and Culture, Memunat Idu-Lah, gave a stern warning to Nigerian youths, urging them to desist from relocating overseas, but to stay back and in Nigeria.
According to her, “Our youths should look inward and be creative. Everybody has one creativity or the other. Everybody has something they’re born to do in this world.
“I think we should discourage the youths from going out. If they need support, there are some government agencies saddled with the responsibility of providing many empowerment programmes.
“These agencies can support youths to learn something and be productive, rather than looking at running out. We should not think of going out. We should try to look inward and believe in government’s programmes.
“They have to know that everything is not [about] money. The children can stay back in Nigeria, even help Nigeria’s economy, because when they use their hands to do something creative, they can add to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the nation, instead of even losing our good hands in the name of trafficking and they die in the process.”