Handset and Accessories Dealers Association, GSM Village, Abuja has solicited the support of the Federal Government in the training and empowerment of youths to reduce unemployment in the country.
According to report, the Chairman of the association, Mr. Chris Eze, made the call on Tuesday.
Eze said the youths in the GSM village had a good prospect and with adequate training, more youths would be self-sufficient.
“This place is a job creation avenue and government can partner with us to train more youths to acquire skills.
“If you look at the environment, most of them are youths mostly age 30 years and below and they are the workforce of the country.
“Government can partner with the association to address the issue of poverty alleviation through training and empowering of youths,’’ he said.
Eze also lamented the issue of multiple levies imposed on the association by different government agencies.
He said the taxes were affecting members business negatively as different government agencies came to the market to collect revenues.
“They are giving us double taxation here, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) will come, Abuja Municipal Area Council will come and even Development Control.
“With all these levies that we pay, there must be something the government should do to help us.
“If you look at our environment, there is nothing to write home about, we are supposed to have drainage here now that it is raining, and this can cause flooding,’’ he said.