The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has urged President Bola Tinubu’s administration to prioritise youth development and tackle the infrastructure deficit in the education sector for sustainable growth.
Yabagi Sani, ADP national chairman, in a statement on Sunday, urged the government to focus on the dilapidated facilities in the education sector and create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship and employment.
He called on Mr Tinubu’s led administration to give the youths the needed support to excel on all platforms.
“For decades, the youth have been deprived of good governance; government upon government have failed to give adequate consideration for the needs of the youth.
“Apart from dilapidated facilities, our educational institutions experience a constant lockout, compounding the frustrations of the young people,” he said.
Commemorating the International Youth Day, Mr Sani commended the youths “for weathering the storm of unemployment and insecurity.”
Mr Sani said there was a need for the current administration to embark on a total overhaul of the education system to prepare the youth for a sustainable global transition.
“Today, the shift is towards an environmentally sustainable and climate-friendly world, and this is critical not only for responding to the global climate crisis but also for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“A successful transition towards a greener world depends on the development of green skills in the population,” he said.
He said green skills were knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes needed to live, develop and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society.
Mr Sani said it was only when the education sector was revived that the country’s education could be functional for the youth to be out of the huge unemployment crisis threatening the country.
He also said the government needed to tackle insecurity and build trust and sustainable peace for the coexistence and welfare of the youth.
Mr Sani said young Nigerians must be pulled away from religious and ethnic biases that always put the country into turmoil.