You must take your destinies in your hands - Osinbajo tells youths

You must take your destinies in your hands - Osinbajo tells youths

- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the youths must take charge of the country's leadership through innovative ideas

- Osinbajo recalled how Yakubu Gowon and late Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu took charge of Nigeria in their 30s

- The vice president further noted that Nigeria was built and structured by leaders as youths

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's vice president, has urged youths in the country to take their destinies in their hands by taking up leadership roles through innovative ideas.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osinbajo gave the advice while he spoke at the 2017 national youth convention of the Youth Ministry Church of the Lord Prayer Fellowship on Saturday, December 2, in Abuja.

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The report said Osinbajo, who was represented by the Chaplain of the Villa Chapel, Mr Sheyi Malomo, said that now was the time for youths to start thinking of leading the nation.

The vice president recalled that Nigeria, as a nation, was built and shaped by the youths who were determined to build a formidable and united country.

He said people like General Yakubu Gowon and Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu, who led the civil war, were in their 30s when they succeeded in making Nigeria one country.

“There is this popular saying that youths are leaders of tomorrow but I would like you to know that the tomorrow we are talking of is now.

“This is because the youths are leading in the world now, both in ideas and innovations and that is why we have the Facebook developer, Mark Zuckerberg, who is in his 30s.

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“One of the things that you need to do as youths is to start to take responsibilities and rise up with commitment to God,” he said. earlier reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, November 30, in Osogbo, vowed that the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari would do everything within its capacity to ensure that the poorest among the Nigerian masses are uplifted to grow small and medium scale businesses, including entrepreneurs such that the nation ‘economy reinvigorated.'

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