Parliament speakers urge Tinubu to prioritise youth empowerment

Nigerian youth leaders, under the auspices of the Conference of State Youth Parliament Speakers, on Monday, called on President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to use his victory to make an impact in the lives of teeming youths who are ready to contribute to the development of the largest economy in Africa.

The PUNCH reports that the conference is an offshoot of the National and State Assemblies as established in the 2019 youth Policy Act, whose vision is to create a platform for developing and empowering Nigerian youths to fully realize their potential to build leadership capacities, postulate actionable policies and implement community impact projects.

In a statement by its image maker, Fawole Opeyemi, the youth leaders urged Tinubu to embrace the philosophy of youth inclusion and empowerment across all the zones in his administration.

The statement quoted the conference chairman, Toba Fatunla, appealing to the incoming president to strengthen the youth system, saying by doing so, he has given a sense of belonging and fulfilment to the youths.

He said, ‘’We like to congratulate the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on his electoral victory on February 25 Presidential election.

“Nigerian youths, under the auspices of the youth parliament, wish to call on Tinubu to embrace the philosophy of youth inclusion, youth empowerment and youth system strengthening.

“Needless to say that youth inclusion is a major indicator when it comes to good governance in a democracy, youth empowerment will enhance the capacity of the youth to add value to the economy while system strengthening will bolster youths’ confidence in the country.

“Youth development is a sure panacea to insecurity and underdevelopment.

“We would like to stress that the ever-productive Nigerian youths are ready to use their talent, energy and creativity to add value to the economy provided in the enabling environment.”

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