The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said the Federal Government has unveiled plans to dissuade Nigerian youths from travelling abroad in search of greener pasture.
Aregbesola has reportedly set up a task force to fast-track the operationalization of the presidential deliverables to actualize the plan.
The deliverables include the ease of tourist visa requirements, review of the recruitment, deployment, and personnel training in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. Also included is the decongestion of the Nigerian Correctional Centres.
It was gathered that the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Interiors, Shuaib Belgore, had inaugurated the committee in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Aregbesola, who decried the rate at which young people are renouncing their citizenship of Nigeria, directed the committee to work with the Citizenship and Business Department of the Ministry on the Expatriate Quota.
However, the Minister expressed optimism that the move will go a long way in dissuading Nigerian youths from looking for greener pastures outside the country’s shores.
He advised that the youths should exercise patience with the nation, while emphasizing that 75% of youths travelling abroad end up trafficking drugs or go into prostitution and most of them end up in jail.
The federal government will put into place contingencies to create jobs and enabling environment for prosperity among the youths and secure their future.