Obey revealed his dream as he clocks 80 today in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos.
Browsing: Nigerian Youths
The government of every nation, among others is saddled with the responsibility of helping her vast array of citizens across multiple demographics to discover and maximize their innate potentials. However, it is also possible for a government to embrace and promote socio-economic policies and ideologies that do more damage than good to the psyche of their young population, including for example, what Karl Marx’s socialist ideologies did to the young population of many western nations.
MURIC’s admonition came as it felicitated with Christians in a Christmas message issued by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.
Bello’s Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, quoted the Governor as having said this at a summit cum book launch.
Ngozi Ekeoba, Director of NOA in Imo, said this at a one-day youth summit with the theme: “Youth Participation in National Development”, held in Owerri on Thursday.
Sylva lauded the company for investing in youth development and skill acquisition as opposed to other sectors of the economy that would probably yield higher return on investments.
The committee Chairman, Dr Bridget Okoeguale, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja that the committee would also focus on health issues of adolescent.
Dare made this known at the maiden edition of the Nigerian Prize for Leadership, Ambassador Leadership Programme organised for youths on Monday in Abuja.
The clergyman said this in his address, The State of The Nigerian Youth, titled: “The Youth of a Nation Are the Trustees of Posterity,” on Sunday at the church auditorium.
The likes of Emefiele and other highly placed Nigerians, including President Muhammadu Buhari, hailed the youths for exercising their fundamental rights to engage in peaceful protest. But the same Nigerians, including the law-abiding youths, also rose to condemn acts of violence and brigandage introduced in the protest by a few highly vicious persons. The introduction of violence, whether by omission or commission, took so much virtue from the protest and tarred it with a veneer of destruction.
According to the group, the message of reforms as contained in the series of protests across the country has been well passed and received by relevant authorities who would no longer take them (the youths) for granted in the scheme of things.
At a meeting in the State House with a delegation of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the President told the royal fathers: “We have heard the loud cries of our youth and children, and we are attending to their concerns.”
Dr Nwambu Gabriel, who spoke on behalf of the coalition, made the call at a news conference tagged “#EndSARS Protest: Reading between the Lines, Truth, Facts and Fantasies’’ in Abuja.
Adeyemi spoke against the backdrop of the violence that trailed the hijacking of the #EndSARS protest.
Duke, who spoke with newsmen on Sunday while reacting to the destruction of properties on Friday and Saturday in Calabar by some hoodlums, said the act was not normal.
What began about a fortnight ago as “genuine concerns and agitations” by Nigerian youths against the excesses of the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police has suddenly transmogrified into expressions of hate against the land, leading to murder, mayhem and arson. My sympathy and condolence to family and loved ones of the dead, irrespective of how they came to their unfortunate ends.
The President spoke in a nationwide broadcast on Thursday night.
This is coming after some people camped out on Thursday night at the Lagos State House of Assembly for the same reason.
The CNPP also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call his security chiefs to order and end ceaseless killings in the country.
The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Peter Obi, has blamed the horrible spate of drug abuse among Nigerian youths on the ever worsening economic realities prevalent in the country, saying a visible economic recovery will see a drastic reduction in the number of drug abusers in the country.
Obi made this known through a press release commemorating the 2020 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, themed: “Better Knowledge for Better Care.”
He explained that ignorance, youth unemployment and frustration are major contributing factors to drug abuse and illicit trafficking in Nigeria.
He advised that a wholesome war against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking will involve mitigating the harsh economic realities people contend with in their daily lives.
Obi explained that engaging the youths in productive endeavours by providing jobs and investing heavily in the MSME sector would help curb the rising rate of drugs and substance abuse.
He said: “The increasing rate of drug and substance abuse and illicit trafficking in the world, more so in our country Nigeria, is very worrisome.
“The harsh economic realities we live through each day in our country can be so overwhelming and has contributed in frustrating many youths into unwholesome acts like drug addictions and substance abuse.
“A wholesome war against drug abuse will involve measures taken by the government to stem unemployment and investing heavily in the MSME sector to engage the youth in productive endeavours.
“An idle mind, they say, is a devil’s workshop.
“A good economic environment will also discourage illicit trafficking which thrives in environments of conflict, violence, and organised crime.”
Obi further called on the government and relevant organisations to engage in massive awareness on the dangers of drug abuse, while lending helping hands to those drowning in the ocean of drug addiction.
“It is our collective responsibility as a people; governments at all levels and organisations, to unite and eradicate this evil menace ravaging our society by constantly educating our wards on the ugly repercussions of drug abuse while proffering solutions to those who are already neck deep into drug abuse and other addictions,” Obi concluded.