Understanding Youth Conflict and Sustainable Initiative Model (6)


The NYIF on sustainable development has with in the time frame developed a characterized effect of emergency procedural effect of developing the Niger-Delta region and timed youths and women respectively, the specialized process can delay the creation of a community economic development plan.

With the evolving of the NYIF into the scheme of things, a structured analysis is necessary for communities to realize their useful economic potentials. Such analysis is useful for examining the economic make up of area and how those areas respond to internal and extends trends. Community development is reliant on competent internal leaders in the accomplishment of set objectives and how it can minimize obstacles poised by external bureaucratic agencies. The NYIF is ready to engage community leaders, heads and chiefs in the overall actualization of our set goals. We are also aware of the facts that effective and articulate leadership structure will encourage community members to identify with recurrent local sustainable development agenda, and hence take necessary steps in ameliorating their situation. NYIF through its bureau help in training youth in certain leadership courses bodies, NGOs, multinational companies etc in community leadership structure.

Therefore through this orientation and leadership training exercise, an economic analysis of Niger-Delta communities, coupled with strategies development plants providing the framework to combat common local issues such as are enshrined in the orbit of the community development framework (CDF).


As a bid to answer some of the militating economic issues, the group in future partnership with NGOs, government bodies have, with clear hopes underscore some of the vital steps to be followed in solving the ills of sustainable development.


With the urgency to transform the youth of the Niger-delta communities under the aegis of The National Youth Initiative Forum (NYIF) – a youth enterprenurerial organization, through it ideologies has suggested the need for groups to make initial decision in revamping our national federal pledges, so as to secure the nation’s hero’s past. Among the agenda is to build a community strategy and help to galvanize the awareness necessary for youth centered sustainable growth. At this point, the communities will have to decide if benefits of such process are worth the effort before implementation. NGOs, as well as NAPEP could be contracted to partner in their advisory and technical capacity of the project.


Plans are not if a handful of individuals are involved. Broad community support is critical, and wider the range of participation, the greater the talent pool available. Such may, plus or minus involve the public sector group- civil society, private sector representation, volunteer organization etc, should be encouraged to participate. Such models, was first introduced in macrocosm by the group through the sharing of eye-glasses area of Akwa-Ibom, an LGA in the Niger Delta region.


Participation in any event either for personal or collective development is of consideration, people tends to participate in event that more rewarding, both in principal and in practice than those of little significant which are usually long-term Kurt lumen (1980). In support of this view, the government and NYIF through a committee should also approve the payment of stipends to all participations during the training exercise.

This will cause ten major trends which includes.

v Create increased participation in the exercise by youths and women across the region thereby reducing to it’s bearest minimum, idleness, youth militancy, prostitution and empowerment initiatives.
v Help launder the success stories across the nation and globally, thereby increasing investment and economic development of the regions by indigenous and non-indigenous investors.
v It enhances peace and unity in the region.
v It will enhance rural-urban transformation and lead, to successive urban decoration.
v It creates and generates even distribution of wealth and the use of scarce resources.
v It boosts the entrepreneurial viability of the youths and women towards self-reliance and independence.
v It helps in the building up of new cultural and ecological development, as perception of participants towards marginalization, conflicts, militancy, deprivation would have be reduce to the lowest degeneration of the word. Youth and women beneficiary at the end of the day, haven successfully graduated from the institute, will be equipped with vast entrepreneurial skills, sent-off grants and the use of micro-finance loans will enable them engage in meaning employment.
v It reduces government work load and enhances the number of fax payers, hence a booming economy as everybody will be a co-participant in the government of the day.
v It reduces poverty as well as creates wealth and self-reliance.
v It boosts the overall standard of living.
v On successful completion of the training programme, participants will be assisted with take -off grants and would be encouraged to access loans form selected state micro-finances.


The NYIF is also going to work with community heads and chiefs; as they will be visited in our talk shows as already enumerated in our objectives and budgetary analysis. We will also call on all and sundry, particularly parents, community leaders (through leadership courses) and traditional rulers to support this initiative which is aimed at providing a window of opportunity for all those who may not secure government employment.

The NYIF initiative will create conducive environment for the youths and women of the Niger Delta Region, in the realization of their full potentials and the overall objectives of the projects.

Permit me to use this opportunity to call on relevant institutions, agencies and development partners, including the Niger Delta Development Commission, the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, the Central Bank, the National Poverty Alleviation programme (NAPEP); the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), The National Directorate of Employment, the Millennium Development goals Office, States and Local governments as well as Non-Governmental Organizations, to partner with us in the implementation of this programme that has been so planned.

I therefore make this call on the strength of our collective desire to create employment, eliminate poverty, conflict, kidnapping, militancy and all forms of social, economic and psycho-socio vices against the nation’s federal polity and democracy; and endure peace and social security through the Niger Delta Region.


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