As the world marks the International Youth Day today, the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has called on the Nigerian young population to focus on conducts that will foster cohesion and national unity, especially as the nation moves towards the 2023 general elections.
The minister, in a message to FCT youths to commemorate this year’s event, commended the youths for their steadfastness and commitment to nation building, urging them to jettison acts that are capable of derailing the peace of the country.
She further stated that youths will play a significant role ahead, even as she urged them to take advantage of the times, seize the momentum and make the needed difference going forward.
“Today, the world over, we celebrate the vibrant portion of our population. The youths. Just like the United Nations has charged, let me reiterate that there must be collaboration to foster successful and equitable intergenerational relations and partnerships to ensure “no one is left behind”.
“The 2023 general elections are upon us and the youths will play a vital role in how our nation is governed. We must therefore jettison acts that will cause disaffection and disunity among us.
“Youths must be agents of change that we hope to see in our dear country. Nigeria.” the statement stressed.
Recall that 12 August has been declared International Youth Day. The UN Assembly recommends that public information activities be organized to support the Day as a way to promote better awareness of the world programme of Action for Youths as adopted by the General Assembly.