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The rapidly rising population of the youth in Nigeria has in recent years assumed a worrisome state most especially with a high percentage of them not gainfully employed. The national security implications of this can be enormous on the nation as exemplified by the events in Tunisia in December 2010 that led to the Arab Spring, the effects of which are still being felt around the world. This is more so that globalization and the rising negative use of the social media among the high youth population, coupled with the multiplicity of criminal and violent elements within the society are reinforcing their susceptibility to crime. It is in the light of this and the proactive nature of AANDEC seminars that ‘Youth Bulge in Nigeria: Implications for National Security’ has been selected as the theme for the 9th National Security Seminar 2019.
The topics selected to address the theme of the National Security Seminar therefore are:
a. Youth Bulge and National Security: A Critical Assessment.
b. Growing Youth Population and National Planning: The Ghanaian Perspective. There will also be brief presentations on the German and the Gambian perspectives.
c. Entrepreneurship and Youth Empowerment: The National Security Imperatives.
d. Developing the Youth for National Integration and Leadership.
Highly distinguished personalities from national and the international community have been invited to present their perspectives on these topics with a view to enriching the outcome of the Seminar with appropriate recommendations to the stakeholders in our National Security architecture.
You are cordially invited to the Seminar as we look forward to your well informed contributions. Thank you.
DE ABDULLAHI Ph.D
Air Cdre (Rtd)
for President AANDEC