ICT, For Youth Engagement: Communicate to Bridge an Information Gap
Ambassador Leopoldo Rovayo Verdesoto and the Coordinator of Young 
Journalist Forum Mr. Nzeh after the event.

The erstwhile President of Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, UNPO, in Hague, Ledum Mitee, has urged young journalists to endeavor, to bridge a communication gap to the uninformed on salient, economical issues to empower young Nigerians, avert restiveness and insurgency in Nigeria.

He made this known at the June edition of the monthly, Embassy of Ecuador /Young Journalists Forum, Youth Dialogue, which held, Friday, at the Embassy of Ecuador, in Abuja, under the theme: Harnessing the ICT, Potentials for Youth Engagement.” Where he observed that there are some information gaps that can be leveraged upon to enhance youth engagement.

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Mitee, who is presently the Secretary of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, noted it is important for journalists to ensure that journalists as information carriers, to always ensure that they make available information that can enhance youth engagement in Nigeria, by giving information that would liberate the unemployed young Nigerians from abject poverty.

 The host of the Forum, Ambassador Leopoldo Rovayo Verdesoto observed that the quality of internet services provided at times, network connectivity’s are not functioning effectively hence there is need for improvement in the sector so that everyone in the society can enjoy effective services.

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 Also speaking at the event the former, Director, Administration, Ministry of Budget and National Planning,  Sir, Chris Eze Ezeilo, noted that young Nigerians should endeavor to train themselves in ICT, to ensure that they are relevant in the work space, because in this age all jobs requires ICT, intervention to thrive and youths should key into it.

Director General, Africa Clean Energy Summit, ACES, Dr. Victor Fodeke, urged journalists to use the ICT to communicate information that can mitigate the effects of Climate Change, in Nigeria, towards actualizing the Nationally Determined Contribution, as consented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Paris Declaration.

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The country Director of Power for All, Ify Malo, posited that young people should desist from indecent postings, like gory pictures, on social media, adding that it can diminish their job employment potentials, because most employers are now social media conscious to view the postings of their would be employees.

 The Head of Department, Women and Youth, of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Rita Goyit, urged journalists to use the ICT, especially the social media to expose, sexual harassment at work places, to make young workers less vulnerable to sexual harassment.

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