Deji Elumoye in Abuja
President Bola Tinubu has reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to creating meaningful opportunities for Nigerian youths.
In a release issued Saturday by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, to mark the 2023 International Youth Day (IYD), the president stressed that from job creation, education and skills development to digital innovation, financial technology, and youth participation in governance, youth empowerment is a fundamental pillar of all reform actions being implemented across sectors, in order to create an environment where Nigerian youths can thrive and contribute to the growth and development of the nation.
President Tinubu acknowledged the growing interest and impact of many young Nigerians in technology-related fields the world over and vowed to honour 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 remained undeterred in his focus on delivery.
As agents of change, the president urged 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,” President Tinubu 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 renewable energy solutions as an integral part of Nigeria’s current and future energy mix.
On this International Youth Day celebration, the president assured the younger generation that his administration will consistently engage with and listen to them with a view to implementing their important and forward-looking feedback.
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.
The president also heartily extended his best wishes to all Nigerian youths on this joyous International Youth Day celebration.