- Atiku Abubakar said he is committed to the youths project for a better Nigeria
- The former vice president gave the renewal of hope while felicitating with young Nigerians on the occasion the International Youth Day
- Atiku urged youths to protect themselves against the Covid-19 infection because they are the hope of humanity globally
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Atiku Abubakar has commended the country's youths for their commitment and perseverance towards the attainment of a greater Nigeria as he felicitated with them on the occasion of International Youth Day, 2020.
The former vice president and presidential candidate made this known in a statement on Wednesday, August 12, posted on his Facebook page.
Atiku, who noted that youths are the pillars of any country globally, said they have a responsibility to guard against being infected by the present Covid-19 disease.
The former vice president also stated that the survival of humanity rests largely on the shoulders of the youths and charged them to fight against the coronavirus plague by being responsible.
Informed by this year's International Youths Day theme, the former vice president said the 40% inclusion of youth in his 2019 presidential campaign remains a promise he is committed to in the future.
"The vigour and spirit that you embody as youth will play a crucial role in the socio-economic survival of the world, and its rejuvenation, post-COVID19.
"As leaders of today, and tomorrow, I urge you all to preach and practice peace; demonstrate patriotism at all levels; rid yourselves of nepotism and promote competence above all forms of sentiments.
"I shall stay the course and continue to offer my shoulders for you all to climb because as youths, you are Leaders of Today," Atiku said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Atiku is not contemplating a possible return to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that sequel to the return of former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and Senator Barnabas Gemade to the APC, the party had urged those who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to also return.
However, Atiku, who spoke through his media aide Paul Ibe told Daily Trust on Monday, August 3, that he is not considering a return to the APC.
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