…Calls for more efforts in job creation
By Raphael Jov, Abuja
As 2020 International Youth Day is celebrated globally today, the House of Representatives members for Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo federal constituency of Osun state, Representative Bamidele Salam has appreciated Nigerian youths for their remarkable contributions towards the development of the nation.
Rep. Salam in a message he personally signed which was made available to newsmen by his Legislative and Media Assistant, Mr. Lubem Gena, noted that the day is set aside by the global community to focus attention on the opportunities, achievements and challenges faced by the most vibrant population of the human community.
While acknowledging the remarkable contributions of youths in Nigeria to the creation of wealth, promotion of good governance as well the security of lives and property of our citizens, he specifically lauded the efforts of young women and men who continue to lay down their lives and sacrifice their comfort as they serve in the Police and Armed forces emphasising that such deserve special appreciation on an occasion as this.
According to him: “The services of our youths in the creative industry, Sports and ICT who continue to attract great honour to Nigeria in the community of Nations are also worthy of applause.
“As we celebrate this years International youths Day, I wish to admonish that Government at all levels redouble efforts at job creation and human capital development as the only panacea to most of the ills adversely affecting the growth of our country.
“I also encourage our youths to embrace appropriate skills acquisition, shun drug abuse , engage in more volunteerism and positively engage with their counterparts across social, tribal or religious divides in order to build a cohesive, greater Nation.
“In the spirit of the theme of International Youth Day 2020 which is “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, our young leaders must rise to occupy the front lines in generating sustainable ideas, advocacy and decision making at local, National and international levels”.
He added that, while celebrating the accomplishments as youths, it is worthy to be reminded that there is still so much ground to be covered and so much more work to be done to guarantee prosperity for the greater number of our people and restore Nigeria to the path of honour, peace and progress.