Buhari assures on implementation of National Youth Conference outcomes
President Muhammadu Buhari, who yesterday, in Abuja declared the first National Youth Conference organised by Youth and Sports Development Ministry, has promised that all the outcomes of the summit will be processed and implemented by government.
The conference, which the ministry is organising in collaboration with private sector partners, is to commemorate Nigeria’s National Youth Day.
According tom Buhari, who was represented at the event by Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, said the theme of this year’s National Youth Conference, which is Youth Inclusiveness, Governance, Security and Employment, speaks directly to the imperative of the present moments in Nigeria’s history.
According to him, the youth, which form the vast majority of the Nigerian population, are in the frontline of every consequential struggle for our future, particularly in the area of ensuring good governance, security, socio-economic growth and development, gender equality, employability, rights of women, as well as concerns and interest of the vulnerable in our society.
He added that his administration has designed and delivered innovative means of empowering Nigerian youth, adding that they will not relent in creating more enabling environment for the youth to succeed.
Earlier, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, explained that November 1 is a day set aside by African Union and dedicated by the federal government to celebrate Nigerian Youth.”
He added: “The significance of November 1 for the average youth and the activities around this day accentuates our minds and commitment to do something and do more for our youth. It is also a good opportunity to deepen youth engagements, conversations and collaborations, but beyond all of this, to begin to act timeously in addressing the needs of our youth.”
Dare added that his ministry’s programmes are focused on providing opportunities for the youth in such areas as training, digital skills, entrepreneurship, soft skills, internships and access to credit and finance, among others.