The Executive Director of Youth Emancipation and Rehabilitation Foundation, YERF cum the Lead Abia Youth Development Cluster Agbonma Jennifer Ukaobasi Esq has charged the government at all levels to strengthen social justice system reforms for youth in Nigeria as part of youth inclusion in the agenda of the country.

Barrister Ukaobasi made this know during the just concluded Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement, SCALE, Two Days Annual Learning Summit event in Abuja aimed at fostering peer interaction, sharing, and learning among the implementing clusters.

The event which was an avenue to steer strategic-level discussions among clusters and to showcase the benefit of the collective impact principles through innovative practices deployed by the clusters, accommodated Civil Society and Business Organization actors to share their success stories and develop better strategies going forward.

She further described Youth Emancipation and Rehabilitation Foundation as a cluster member of the Youth Development Cluster implementing a USAID-funded project: Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) with Youth Alive Foundation as the Anchor working to strengthen social justice reforms for youths in Nigeria through effective advocacy for the implementation of the National Youth Policy (NYP) at state and national levels in Nigeria, adding that the Youth Development Cluster is advocating for the implementation of pillars 1 and 5 of the National Youth Policy specifically:

PILLAR 1 – Productive Workforce and Sustainable Economic Engagement of Youth.

PILLAR 5 – Effective Partnership- Building and Collaboration for Youth Development and on other Civil Society Organizations to join in the advocacy of strengthening social justice reforms for youths in Nigeria to restore the dignity of youth as leaders of today for a better tomorrow.

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