A Port Harcourt-based human rights lawyer, Barr. ThankGod Nmah has called on the youths of Egbeda in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State to be law-abiding and to shuna acts inimical to the growth of the society.
Barr. Nmah, who made the call at the weekend in Egbeda during an interview with The Tide, warned the youths to shun armed robbery and cultism.
He regretted that the robbery incidents along Egbema-Omoku road had smeared the image of the community.
The lawyer, who was reacting to the recent arrest of armed robbery suspects in the community, noted that unless the youths turned a new leaf they would never have peace.
Barr. Nmah remarked that there was no peace for the wicked and described as a dangerous trend the involvement of the youths in criminal acts.
The Port Harcourt-based human rights crusader urged the youths to channel their energies to useful ventures.
He pointed out that the increase in social vices was as a result of the unwillingness of the youths to engage themselves in rewarding ventures.
Barr. Nmah told them to embrace vocational education as panacea to the soaring unemployment ratio. “We must engage ourselves in vocations that have relevance to our society.”
He implored government to sustain existing skill acquisition centres in the state so that youths acquire relevant vocational skills.