As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark 2023 International Youth Day, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu has lauded the resilience, tenacity and devotion of Nigerian youths to the country.
In a statement, Kalu notes that youths are the foundation of every society, stressing that their energy and creativity define the pace of development of every nation.
In line with this year’s edition, themed: ‘Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World,’ the Deputy Speaker urges the youths to prioritize technological skills as a major means of earning a good living as well as helping them to conveniently compete favorably with their counterparts anywhere across the globe.
Acknowledging their inputs to the growth and stability of democracy in Nigeria, the Deputy Speaker urges government at all levels to focus on programmes and policies that would be beneficial to the youths.
He assures that the 10th House of Representatives will give legal backing to policies that will enhance the capacity of youths towards achieving sustainable development and socioeconomic growth in the country.
Kalu also commends President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for nominating several youths to be part of his cabinet.
While expressing optimism that the President Tinubu-led administration will provide the enabling environment for the development of youths, the Deputy Speaker calls on them to key into the opportunities in order to be self reliant, advising them to remain resilient and imbibe good virtues expected of good citizens.
Oduyemi Odumade, Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Safiya Wada