National Coordinator of Freedom Network Group, Comrade Lukman O. Ahmed have declared that Nigerian youths deserve special attention as future leaders of the nation.
In his messages issued on Wednesday to mark the 2020 International Youth Day, hailed Nigerian youths for demonstrating tremendous courage and resilience thereby giving hope for a better future.
Comrade Lukman O. Ahmed in his message, noted the importance of the day, which was set aside by the United Nations to draw attention to issues concerning the youth at the community, national and global levels.
According to him, the youth deserve special attention as a vulnerable group but also as the future of the nation.
He said: “The education, knowledge, technical skills and character of the youth will determine the future conditions and character of the nation.
“Therefore, government must endeavor to create a system that nurtures the talents of the youth and ensures their robust development as they grow into the leadership of the society.”
He added that government owes the youth an environment that encourages them to unleash their potentials and realise their dreams.
Comrade Lukman said the National Assembly passed the ‘Not Too Young to Run Bill’, which President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law in May 2018, to avail the Nigerian youth the opportunities to fully participate and aspire to any role in politics and governance.
He expressed happiness with the way the youth are responding to the opportunities and challenges arising from the new law.
Comrade Lukman also said the current global health pandemic had made the youth even more vulnerable because of its havoc on social infrastructure, business and the economy in general.
“It is therefore imperative for us to take extraordinary measures to assuage the effects of the pandemic on the youth, especially as these concern employment and business opportunities.
“It is the responsibility of our leaders to help the youth see the windows of opportunities opening in the new world order foisted on us by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
Comrade Lukman congratulating the Nigerian youth, emphasised that the youth have continued to demonstrate tremendous courage and resilience thereby giving hope for a better future.
He therefore urged the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) to renew its people-centred commitment towards a better future under which the Nigerian youth can, with better safety, dignity and opportunities, contribute to societal growth and development through the exercise of their fullest potentials.
“Today, we must all identify with the President Muhammadu Buhari and Executive Governor of Kwara State Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq administration’s reform initiatives because our very survival and development depend on our collective ability to stay awake, adjust to new ideas, remain vigilant and face the continuously evolving challenges of change,”
He further said: “As Margaret Mead, the late American author and cultural anthropologist once said: ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has’.
“Many young Nigerians have become sterling examples in sports, education, technology and numerous other areas of human endeavours and as we observe the International Youth Day.
Comrade hails and commended the Executive Governor of Kwara State, His Excellency Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq in renew his commitments towards empowering the younger generation and creating a better future.”
I urge the good people of Kwara State to give maximum support to the peoples Governor, His Excellency Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq administration.
GOD BLESS AA!
GOD BLESS KWARA STATE!!
GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!
COMRADE LUKMAN OLUKAYODE AHMED
FREEDOM NETWORK GROUP.