The minister of youth and sports activities growth, Mr Sunday Dare, has charged Nigerian youth to establish their potentials and skills with a view to placing them into constructive use for socio-economic growth of the nation.
The minister gave the cost on the weekend throughout the commemoration of the 2022 World Youth Abilities Day held on the Moshood Abiola Nationwide Stadium, Abuja.
Dare, who was represented on the occasion by the director, Enterprise Improvement and Promotion Division, Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Mr. Olugbenga Momoh, noticed that thousands and thousands of youth worldwide are unemployed, uneducated and unengaged with the bulk residing in growing nations.
This, he mentioned, has led to boredom and frustration as they’re locked out of resolution making processes in addition to financial and life alternatives.
“I need to problem you to look inwards, establish your aspirations, goals, abilities and potentials and put them into constructive use for the betterment of our nation,” Dare urged.
The minister in a press assertion signed by director of press and public relations, Muhammed Manga, mentioned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities has invested a lot in youth growth and empowerment, urging the youth to convey forth their expertise for the advantage of the nation and reciprocate authorities’s gesture by shunning all unfavourable tendencies and vices that are likely to threaten their lives and society at giant.
He mentioned that this 12 months’s theme, “Remodeling Youth Abilities for the Future”, is designed to usher in the required synergy amongst all crucial actors in job creation that can yield elevated enthusiasm for expertise acquisition and entrepreneurship growth, amongst others within the nation.
Whereas acknowledging youth as one of many biggest property of any nation, Dare referred to as on all public spirited people, teams and current companions to convey on board, multidisciplinary collaboration and workforce work in figuring out and catering for the wants of the expert ones.
On our half, he mentioned, “we will proceed to provoke and implement youth employment programmes and actions that can take our youth off the streets. They’re doubtlessly the best funding for a rustic’s socio-economic, political and technological growth.”
The Minister said additional that in response to the excessive fee of unemployment among the many youth and in keeping with it’s core mandates, the Ministry in February – March, 2022 organised capability constructing programme in Digital Ability acquisition, Sustainable Livelihood Abilities Acquisition in numerous Agriculture and vocational expertise for unemployed youth from thirty-six States of the Federation together with the FCT.
He recommended all stakeholders, Non-governmental Organizations, (NGOs), Ministries, Departments and Businesses (MDAs) of the Federal Authorities in addition to Worldwide Improvement Companions for his or her contribution in the direction of the profitable celebration of the day.
Talking earlier, the everlasting secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, famous that expertise acquisition could be very vital to the challenges of unemployment and underdevelopment.