Michael Olugbode in Abuja
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah, has charged government at all levels to create the enabling environment to effectively harness the potential of the teeming young population for nation building.
Bishop Kukah gave this charge yesterday while delivering a keynote address during a public presentation on the role of Nigerian youths in nation building at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
He said it was imperative to guarantee the fundamental rights of people to freely express themselves, to associate and protest peacefully without any form of harassment and molestation.
The respected clergyman said every young man would want the platform to come to fruition made available to him, insisting that every generation would have its dreams and visions and it is the responsibility of the state is to make sure that they create a conducive environment around which people can freely express themselves.
In his paper presentation, the CEO of Nafinji and knowledge Consulting, Mr. Mike Magaji, said that youths should not lose hope in the country but be creative.
Magaji advised the youths to positively channel their energies to opportunities embedded in digital technology to equip themselves and for the growth of the nation.
In a remark the Vice Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Prof. Suleiman Bala, represented by Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof Saadatu Liman, while acknowledging the organiser for putting out the occasion, expressed optimism that the event would add more to existing Value that the Instutition is impacting on its Students to become good Citizens.