- President Buhari has said that he would give his support to youth in politics
- Buhari noted that youths are important in the growth of any nation
- The made the promise in Abuja on Thursday, February 4, during a virtual meeting
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a warm message to Nigerian youths, saying he would offer his full support to see them grow in politics other endeavours.
Channels TV reports that the president made this known on Thursday, February 4, while admitting the crucial role of young people in the development of the country.
Legit.ng gathered that Buhari said during a virtual meeting with youths of the All Progressive Congress (APC) held at the State House, Abuja, that he would be looking forward to a more robust engagement with young people across the country.
‘‘While I will be looking forward to a more robust engagement with young people across the country, I wish to emphasize to you all that in me, you have a major supporter.
“I will offer you my full support to grow in politics, public service, entertainment, entrepreneurship and many other sectors because I know that the future we envisage as a country cannot happen without our youths.”
The president told the youths that he would be working closely with the minister of youths and sports, Sunday Dare, and other stakeholders to fine-tune strategies on how to achieve a more youth-inclusive nation.
‘‘In the days ahead, I will be engaging with the minister for youth, national youth leader of the party and others to fine-tune continuous and deliberate strategy on how to better drive a more robust youth inclusion and participation in different sectors."
Buhari also said that the future of APC lies in strengthened internal democracy, with transparent electoral processes, pro-people policies and programmes, and value of each member’s contribution to the party’s growth.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Not Too Young to Run Movement concluded plans to host Nigeria's largest gathering of young politicians ahead of the upcoming off-cycle elections in the country and the 2023 general elections.
It was reported that the information was contained in a statement sent to Legit.ng by the media unit of the movement on Wednesday, February 3.