A Civil Society Organisation, Empowerment for Unemployed Youth Initiative is urging the Federal Government to establish education fund to help the families of the country’s fallen heroes who are mostly youths.
The National Coordinator of the group, Solomon Adodo made the call in Abuja at a news conference to mark the 2019 International Youth Day.
Adodo while commending the Army hierarchy for prioritising the welfare of its troops at the war theatre, explained that the group chose to celebrate the nation’s fallen heroes at this time because of the ultimate price they are paying to keep the nation united.
He pleaded with the government to ensure that the education of the children of the dead soldiers are paramount going by the theme of this year’s celebration, which is “Transforming education”.
According to Adodo, the youths have consistently sacrificed for the peace and unity of the nation, and that it is high time the nation reciprocated this gesture. The United Nations, UN has mapped out August 12 every year to recognise efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society