- Goodluck Jonathan has sent an inspiring message to Nigerians youths
- The former president commended young Nigerians in celebration of International Youth Day
- Jonathan praised the patriotism of youths for the various roles they have been playing
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Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan has sent a powerful message to young Nigerians, celebrating them for their resilience towards addressing many challenges in the society especially during this time of COVID- 19 pandemic.
The former president gave this message in celebration of International Youth Day with the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action,” which is a UN-designated day for the recognition and celebration of youths around the world.
Jonathan went on to call on leaders across Africa to work towards a peaceful and inclusive society so that youth can meaningfully contribute towards the growth and development of the continent.
This was disclosed in a statement released by Wealth Dickson Ominabo, the communications officer of Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, to mark the day.
The ex-Nigerian leader noted that an inclusive and peaceful society is needed for the development of the continent.
He extolled the patriotism of African youth and commended them for the various roles they have been playing towards addressing the many challenges of the continent.
The statement reads: "On International Youth Day 2020, we celebrate youth across Africa for their resilience, patriotism, and for the works they do towards addressing the many challenges in our societies especially during this time of COVID- 19 pandemic.
"Today, we renew our call for an open society across the nations of Africa. An environment that is peaceful, inclusive, just and tolerant is what we need to develop. This is the atmosphere needed for youth and many other groups to effectively utilise their talents and skills and contribute meaningfully towards change and sustainable development."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Atiku Abubakar 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.
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