The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), says Nigerian youths should look beyond the problems and challenges facing the country.
The National President of NYCN, Mr Solomon Adodo, revealed at an ocassion to mark this year’s International Youth Day (IYD) on Wednesday in Abuja.
Adodo urged youths to avoid being used as tools by politicians whose only mission was to bring the government down.
“If the youth allow themselves to be used as tools to bring the government down, they will bring the nation down as well.
“Let us see how we can contribute our quota to national development. Let us put aside our ethnic, political, religious differences and have one culture and one political party which is the development of Nigeria.
”Let us unite to build the Nigerian economy.
“The developed nations like China and the U.S.that we run to for loans and other assistance did not fall from the sky, rather they are harnessing their potential and utilising them.
He utilised the occasion to appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari for the recent approval of N75 billion for the establishment of the Nigerian Youth Investment Fund.
Adodo noted that the NYCN would continue to support the government in its bid to find lasting solutions to the problems bedeviling the country.
“We are grateful that the government is giving the youth new vistas of opportunities through its policies and programmes.
“The recent approval of the N75 billion for the establishment of the Nigerian Youth Investment Fund is one of those programmes of government through which the Nigerian youth can harness their potential and translate it into productivity.”
The theme of this year’s celebration was “Youth Engagement for Global Action ”, which seeks to highlight how young people could be engaged at the local, national and global levels by national and multilateral institutions.
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