Worried by the rising cases of suicide among Nigeria’s youths, an NGO, Peace, Unity, Security and Development , has called for more assistance in the areas of mental health care and psychological support for that group.
The Director of PUSD, Kayode Bolaji, made the call on Friday in Jos, during a programme it organised for youths and other critical stakeholders on the social development chain.
The programme was aimed at mobilising youths to participate in peace building, economic growth and security processes.
The PUSD official said that the programme was also geared towards ensuring youths had enabling environment to influence important decisions to minimise the withdrawal syndrome and subsequent frustration.
In his remarks, the Director General of NOA, Garba Abari, tasked youths to shun drug abuse and build their capacities through formal education and skills acquisition.