President Bola Tinubu has reaffirmed his commitment to creating meaningful opportunities for Nigerian youths from job creation, education, and skills development to digital innovation, financial technology, and youth participation in governance.
In commemoration of International Youth Day on Saturday, the President assured the youths that his administration will consistently engage with and listen to them with a view to implementing their important and forward-looking feedback.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Ajuri Ngelale, the President emphasized that youth empowerment is a fundamental pillar of all reform actions being implemented across sectors to create an environment where Nigerian youths can thrive and contribute to the growth and development of the nation.
The President acknowledged the growing interest and impact of many young Nigerians in technology-related fields the world over and vowed to honor his campaign commitment of generating one million new jobs in the digital economy for their upliftment and national economic development more broadly.
He strongly believes in the principle, “to whom much is given, much is expected,” and remains undeterred in his focus on delivery.
As agents of change, President Tinubu also urges the youth to champion national progress, unity, and collective prosperity for all citizens of our beloved country.
In tandem with the theme of this year’s event: “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World,” the President has implored young Nigerians to spearhead efforts aimed at achieving the highest quality of sustainable development, which will shape the future of our planet in conformity with his agenda of expanding green job opportunities and advocating for renewable energy solutions as an integral part of Nigeria’s current and future energy mix.
Highlighting his commitment to active listening and engagement, President Tinubu noted that the enactment of The Student Loan Act and the provision of buses to the Student Bodies of all Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education nationwide stand out as tangible examples of his administration’s responsiveness.
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