The National Youth Council of Nigeria has called on the Nigerian government to create a location that will be responsible for putting an end to consistent suicide in the country.
The Youth Council president, Mr Bello Shagari made the plea in a statement issued in Sokoto on Sunday.
He said, “the rate at which Nigerians, especially the youth, are committing suicide in the country is so worrisome, and it is unknown to the African tradition.
“I, therefore, want to appeal to Nigerians, especially the youth, to desist from taking their own lives regardless of the conditions they find themselves.
“The poverty level in the country may be a major factor which leads to such an act. However, we are confident that the government is doing everything possible to ensure our better future.”
He called on the government to look for a means to put a stop by proposing a solution to this menace rampaging the youth.
“However, the task is not for the government alone, but community leaders and members of society.
“This is especially for religious leaders, school teachers and traditional rulers who must embark on a serious sensitisation,” he said