Buhari restates commitment to create opportunities for Nigerian youths

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for Nigerian youths to achieve their dreams and ambitions.

This is contained in the president’s message to this year’s International Youth Day.

He stated that his administration was mindful of the fact that “Nigeria has one of the youngest populations in the world.”

Buhari noted that the roles the Nigerian youths played in the historic election that brought his government to power would never be forgotten.

“Those young people are immensely energetic and talented, consistently blazing the trail in the arts, sports, business and technology.

“We are proud of what you have done and what you are able to do.’’

According to the president, his administration belongs to the Nigerian youths.

He stated that it was in view of this that the Federal Government launched a number of initiatives, targeted at expanding the economic opportunities available to young Nigerians.

“N-Power, our job creation scheme, for which applications are ongoing, will employ 500,000 of you in agriculture, education, healthcare and technology.

“The Aso Villa Demo Day will soon bring 30 of the most innovative young Nigerians to the State House to showcase their talent in providing technology-based solutions to some of our most challenging problems.

“The Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), part of our N500 billion Social Investment Programme, will provide soft loans to thousands of young entrepreneurs across the country,’’ he said.

According to the president, these are just some of the many initiatives his administration had designed and being implemented for the youths across the country.

He assured that his administration would create an enabling environment for them to realise their potentials.

“I wish you all a Happy International Youth Day celebration,’’ the president concluded.

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