Giant Construction Company, Julius Berger has been charged by the owner of its camp site for the construction of the second Niger Bridge, Chief Gilbert Obi, to consider youths of the neighbouring communities while recruiting skilled labourers and other professionals for the project.
Chief Obi, who is the Managing Director, Bravo West Africa Ltd made the plea on Tuesday in Onitsha while answering questions from Journalists.
He said the unemployed youths who are roaming the streets and villages should be considered in terms of engagement as skilled and unskilled labourers including other levels of professionals so as to reduce youth restiveness in the area.
“Most of these youths are responsible and skilled in one trade or the other, but for the fact that they are not engaged by any firm or reputable establishment, they seem to take to anti-social activities,” he said.
He pleaded with Julius Berger and other relevant organizations who may be contracted to work with the giant construction firm to consider these calibres of people for possible engagement to put them off the streets.