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Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa to have interaction youths, launch dialogue initiative

XENOPHOBIA | Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa to engage youths, launch dialogue initiative | The Paradise

The Excessive Commissioner of South Africa in Nigeria, Mr. Thami Mseleku, Thursday, disclosed that plans are on the best way to forge a powerful alliance with Nigeria on methods to create social cohesion between the youth of the each nations.

Mseleku, who spoke in Abuja on the 2021 Worldwide Youth Day Convention hosted by the Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), stated his nation and the Nigerian youth organisations have been working arduous to launch an initiative known as: ‘South Africa-Nigeria Youth Dialogue’.

Some Nigerians who reside in South Africa had in latest time suffered xenophobic assaults; the event that had been condemned by the Nigerian authorities.

However Mseleku, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Bobby J. Moroe, stated via the dialogue, the youth of each nations will work collectively on points akin to cultural trade programmes, peace constructing, battle administration and prevention.

He stated: “It’s, due to this fact, essential that, in response to this problem, each South African and Nigerian youth organizations are stimulated to forge a powerful alliance with a view to creating social cohesion in varied areas of frequent curiosity and mutual profit.

“This is the reason we’re at the moment working arduous to launch an initiative known as – ‘South Africa-Nigeria Youth Dialogue’. By way of this dialogue, the youth of each nations will work collectively on points akin to cultural trade programmes, peace constructing, battle administration and prevention, civic training, tolerance, human rights training and democracy, mutual respect for cultural, ethnic and non secular variety.

“In conclusion, the South Africa-Nigeria Youth Dialogue ought to  contribute in strengthening current cordial diplomatic relations between South Africa and Nigeria. It also needs to create new and revolutionary avenues via which relations between the 2 nations might be extra vibrant, significant and helpful to the folks of each nations’’.

Earlier, the President of Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), Comrade Blessing A. Akinlosotu, stated starvation and malnutrition are on the rise.

The staff of the convention is: “Remodeling meals methods: youth innovation for human and planetary well being’’.

He stated: ‘’ Starvation and malnutrition are on the rise. In the present day, about 821 million – 1 in 9 folks – are chronically undernourished, 1 in 3 persons are malnourished and 1 in 8 adults undergo from weight problems.

“To fulfill rising meals demand from a projected inhabitants of near 10 billion folks in 2050, agricultural output might want to enhance by about 40 % in comparison with 2012”.



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