The federal government urges young Nigerians to stop the trend of giving up their citizenship to seek greener pastures abroad.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who made the appeal on Thursday, described it as worrisome and counterproductive.

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He expressed concerns at the Ministerial Alignment Meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Deliverables for Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of Government

The minister, who was represented by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, said that the federal government will establish a mechanism for Nigerian youth to participate in production activities.

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He said the ministry will set up a committee with stakeholders to oversee the operation and implementation of deliverables.

The committee would be chaired by the Director, Planning Research and Statistics (PRS) in the Ministry, Mr. Kabiru Ayuba, with representatives of the four Services under the Ministry and other relevant officers.

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