President of the Nigerian Institute of Management, NIM, Mr Nelson Uwaga, made the call in Abuja, saying such effort would also help to create jobs and curtail insecurity.
“Government should intensify efforts to diversify the economy by exploiting solid minerals that can be found in every part of this country.
“If adequate attention is given to developing the solid minerals, the multiplier effects cannot be quantified. It will enhance job creation for the youths, promote economic growth and curb insecurity,” he said.
He maintained that there are “a larger percentage of Nigerians who are youths and they need to be gainfully employed when they graduate from school so that their energies can be channeled to positive engagements”.
Uwaga called for unity in the country, advising that people should relate with others around the country. “We need to imbibe the spirit of accommodating each other, particularly at this time when the country is faced with security challenges,” he stated.