- The Nigerian government truly has the interest of the youths at heart
- To prove this, President Muhammadu Buhari has declared November 1 as national youth day
- The president gave this monumental honour to young Nigerians on Wednesday, September 2
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In line with his drive and readiness to support the welfare of youths in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has declared November 1 as national youth day.
President Buhari gave this monumental honour to youths in the country during the virtual weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday, September 2.
Announcing the development, the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, tweeted on his verified Twitter page: "Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find solutions to the issues that affect the youth.
"Mr. President as again demonstrated his commitment to supporting youth-focused policies."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Atiku Abubakar had 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 the 2020 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.
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He said: "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.
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