Kingsley Uyammadu, the Young Progressive Party (YPP) candidate for the House of Representatives for the Awka North and South federal constituency, has said that only skills can redirect the minds of young people away from crime.
Uyammadu, who was at the Anambra secretariat of the Nigerian Journalists Union, NUJ, during the union’s congress in February, said education can bring enlightenment, but it cannot stop people from committing crimes, especially with a lack of jobs. in nigeria.
“I have traveled far and wide, and my experience has shown that it is not education that made China, India and other developed countries what they are today.
“What those countries did is the acquisition of skills. They gave their youth skills, and people used them to put food on their tables.
“I am privileged to have received an education, but that is not what made me who I am today. I have skills, and I have worked on my skills.
“People graduate from college every day, but where are the jobs for them? Education is not for everyone, but everyone is born with an innate ability that, harnessed well, can get them through life,” she said.
Ms Helen Mbakwe of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), who is contesting the upcoming elections to represent central Anambra in the Senate, also spoke on the occasion, arguing that with the suspension legislation, the country can be redirected to the right path.
“The problem we have in Nigeria is that the wrong people are making the laws for us. I am a lawyer and I obtained a master’s degree in international law.
“With good laws, we will be able to boost the development of the country and also redirect their minds away from crime,” he said.
Mbakwe added: “I want to offer my people determined representation. You can’t keep passing on the jobs you have to do to others. People who are up to date with the law should be allowed to make laws. This is how we can help develop Nigeria.”