- On the occasion of international youth day, Buhari has urged young Nigerians to take advantage of government investment fund
- According to the president, this is part of his administration's commitment to youths development
- Meanwhile, Senate president Lawan said youth deserved special attention as a vulnerable group and as the future of the nation
Nigerians youths have been urged to take advantage of the recently established investment fund. The call was made by President Muhammadu Buhari on his Twitter page on Wednesday, August 12.
Buhari made the call on the occasion of 2020 international youth day.
"We recently established a 75 billion Naira Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), as part of our commitment to creating opportunities for the youth of Nigeria. On this occasion of International Youth Day, I urge all our young people to take advantage of these opportunities," the president wrote.
Also, president of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has felicitated the Nigerian Youth on the occasion of the International Youth Day.
Lawan in a statement by his special adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi in Abuja said that the youth deserved special attention as a vulnerable group and as the future of the nation.
He said that the day was set aside by the United Nations to draw attention to issues concerning youths at the community, national and global levels.
“The education, knowledge, technical skills, and character of youths will determine the future conditions and character of the nation.
”Therefore, government must endeavor to create a system that nurtures the talents of youths and ensures their robust development as they grow into the leadership of society,” Lawan said.
He added that government owed the youth an environment that encouraged them to unleash their potential and realise their dreams.
The Senate president said that the National Assembly passed the Not- Too-Young to Run Bill, which President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law in May 2018, to avail the Nigerian Youth the opportunities to fully participate and aspire to any role in politics and governance.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigerians have reacted to a video in which Nigeria’s former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke lamented the decay in societal values.
In the video, Diezani Alison-Madueke who is wanted for multiple counts of corruption and embezzlement lamented that Nigerian youth were looking up to internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo Yahoo.
In reactions, Nigerians on social media mocked the former minister for preaching what she did not practice.
In his reaction, Dele Farotimi said it is funny that people who benefitted from some proceed of stolen commonwealth are now preaching morality.
"Obasanjo is preaching moral probity and accountability...Flushed face. Dizzy Baby is preaching ethics, personal integrity and against Yahoo, using her son, a serial beneficiary of our stolen commonwealth in her vulgar and insulting preachments," he wrote on Twitter.
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