My Book Addresses The Challenges Of Insecurity, Unemployment In The North East – Student Author
Mr Mohammed Bukar, 22 year-old student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi has written a book on how youths could harness their talents to become self-employed.
Bukar, a Borno indigene and part three student studying Computer and Communication Engineering, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Monday that he wrote the book as part of his contribution to addressing the problem of youth restiveness, especially in the North-East sub-region.
He said the book, titled “Guide to Explore Your Entrepreneurial Potentials”, with ISBN number 978978948851, had been reviewed by Dr James Ali, Managing Director of City Bookshop, Bauchi, who is also an author of many books.
“The North East sub-region had been facing security challenges for the past seven years and those actively involved are youth.
“One of the factors assumed to be responsible for the involvement of youth, is unemployment, and since government cannot provide jobs for everybody, there is the need for youth to use their talents to become self-employed.
“Some have the talents but how to harness same is just the problem. The objective of my book is to guide people into harnessing their hidden talents,” he said.
The student said the book would be launched in Abuja on January 28, 2017, adding that he had received assurances of support from the Nigerian Postal Service, ATBU Printing Press, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN) and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
He said he had also approached Bauchi State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar for support and was awaiting his response.
Bukar commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in restoring peace to the North-East, adding that apart from liberating all the towns captured by insurgents, he had also presented the sub-region, a befitting Christmas and New Year gift by capturing Sambisa Forest.
He then called on all Nigerians to contribute their quota in finding a lasting solution to the threat to National Security, occasioned by problem of unemployment and youth restiveness. (NAN)