Alake: President Tinubu Creating Equal Opportunities for Youths

Alake: President Tinubu Creating Equal Opportunities for Youths

Folalumi Alaran in Abuja

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Mr. Dele Alake, has reiterated the commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs to thrive whilst maximising opportunities for Nigerian youths to achieve their full potential.

Alake stated this at the commissioning of Amal technology factory, Alake lauded the National Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) for providing the needed support and partnership for the indigenous company.

He said: “What we are doing today, commissioning this Amal Technology factory is setting the pace, and of course, it synchronizes with President Bola Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda, which aims to expand the horizon of entrepreneurship. It is not only giving the youths hope, but us all, that we have been able to wriggle the youth into the common dream and vision of the emancipation of not just the economy but political and social emancipation of Nigeria.” 

Amal tech factory incorporates a production facility for gas leak detection devices and Printed Circuit Board (PCB), which complements the federal government’s gas policy and deepens the drive for utilisation of cooking gas in homes, across the country.

He also restated the pivotal role of youths in the nation’s development and emphasised that they constitute the pillar of the country, as statistics indicated that they made up over 60 per cent of Nigeria’s population. 

He said: “When you have a restive, ebullient, vibrant youth population and you do not create constructive avenue for their engagement, you are courting disaster.  That’s why the president decided to engage the youths, not just rhetorically or polemically but in actuality.

“There is no better way to execute that, than making them drivers of policy, and that is why from the cabinet level to MDAs, the President has given them a seat at the table.”

He charged the youth to emulate Amal Tech in not only dreaming big but also conceptualising innovative solutions to problems, assuring that the federal government is committed to removing bottlenecks hampering ease of doing business.

Citing the prevailing discomfort on account of economic reforms, the minister appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience, stressing that the gestation period is almost over, affirming that the attendant results would lead to prosperity for all.

Amongst dignitaries present at the commissioning were Minister of State of Youth Development, Hon. Ayo Olawande; Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Mr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe, representatives of the Minister of State for Petroleum (oil and gas), amongst others. 

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