The Kwara State Government has charged youths in the state to shun Internet frauds and other cyber related crimes, urging them to embrace good virtues.

The Commissioner for Youth Development, Mrs. Harriet Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin gave the advice while receiving delegates from the National Association of Kwara State Students (NAKSS) and National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) at the Kwara State Ministry of Youth Development.

According to her, the vision of the Ministry is to be a catalyst for having the best youth in the country, hence the dedication of the State Government in the active pursuit of a crime-free society by actively engaging the youth in meaningful activities.

Afolabi-Oshatimehin, who expressed sadness over the havoc caused by the menace of Cyber Crime in society, assured that measures have been put in place to ensure that youths are sensitized on the dangers of Cyber Crime from time to time

She expressed delight at having the Associations come forward with their various challenges and suggestions, assuring them that they will not be left aside in the running of the affairs of the state as the State Government has put adequate measures in place to ensure inclusiveness.

She encouraged them to always come up with meaningful projects that the Ministry can include in the budget, stating that the Government, through the Ministry, has invested in life-transforming projects which have aided the development of many youth into a productive workforce.

She also advised them never to compromise on their integrity.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Barr (Mrs) Iyabo Funke Banire, in her remarks,  advised the associations to never hesitate in coming up with good suggestions as the keyword of the Ministry is Youth.

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS), Salman Yusuf Isa, who led the delegates to the Ministry had earlier in his address stated the challenges facing the association.

He sought the help of the State Government, through the Ministry of Youth Development, in addressing those challenges as the youth play a key role in national development.

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