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Nigeria’s first national youth conference holds Oct 12

By Jesutomi Akomolafe
28 September 2021   |   2:44 am
Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is set to host the first ever National Youth Conference in Nigeria from October 12 to 15 at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

[FILES] Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Akin Dare

Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is set to host the first-ever National Youth Conference in Nigeria from October 12 to 15 at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

The conference is premised on the realisation that Nigeria needs her youth, not only to be supported and developed but also to understand the dimensions of political developments, grasp national issues and consciously position themselves as co-builders.

The conference will discuss diverse and urgent issues confronting the youth and tugging at the very heart of the nation.

The main objective of the conference will be to explore critical issues in the agitations for more inclusive youth policies and create the structure and system for youths to participate and thrive regardless of the sector they choose to play in – politics, governance, tech, and creatives.

The conference is a hybrid of physical and virtual meetings. The theme is: ‘Energising the Youth for Development: Inclusiveness, Governance, Security and Employment. 

It is expected to host over 370 delegates from all the states, chosen to reflect gender disparities, diverse educational levels and professions. In addition, over 10,000 youth are expected to hook up and participate in the conference virtually.